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Sexualities, Genders and Social Change Major

Sexualities, Genders and Social Change

Admission Requirements

Drive Meaningful Change

 Your Intervention Matters

Students will gain tangible experience as they apply their knowledge to learning opportunities that are drawn from the not-for-profit sector, on-campus advocacy groups, corporate structures and/or media and public outreach campaigns.

 Explore a Variety of Themes 

SXGN explores theories relating to feminism, decolonialism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, LGBTQ+, race/whiteness, indigeneity, masculinity, and (dis)ability among many others.

 Engage in Social Justice Practices

Advocate for social justice by engaging in outreach while working with a community partner to drive meaningful change.

Why Sexualities, Genders and Social Change?

We believe in you: the next generation of disruptors, thought leaders and change-makers. As a student in the SXGN program, you will delve into the depths of inquiry related to human identity, embodiment, and self-expression to solve pressing issues.

Through the Justice and Legal Studies program at the U of G, you will explore law, justice and judicial processes in Canada and in a global context.

Students in the Sexualities, Genders and Social Change (SXGN) major at the University of Guelph might also be interested in studying Psychology, Philosophy, Culture and Technology Studies, or other majors.

 

What You Will Learn

 
  • Introduction to Sexualities and Genders
  • Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Indigeneity
  • Social Theory and Leadership for Social Change course examples:
    - Couple and Family Relationships
    (1) Power and Politics course examples:
    - Introduction to Classical Culture
    - Sex, Love, and Friendship
    (2) Creativity and Expression course examples:
    - Music and Popular Culture
    - Culture and Technology: Keywords

 
  • Sexualities and Genders: Research Methodologies

  • Theorising Sexualities and Genders

  • Social Theory and Leadership for Social Change course examples:
    - Development, Social Justice and Human Rights
    - Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Oppression
    - Foundations of Leadership
    (1) Power and Politics course examples:
    - Gender and Modernism in Europe
    - Women, War and Nation
    - Gender and Politics
    (2) Creativity and Expression course examples:
    - Queer Literatures and Cultures
    - Writing for Performance

 
  • Social Change: Acts of Resistance

  • Experiential Learning in Sexualities and Genders: Transforming Community

  • Social Theory and Leadership for Social Change course examples:
    - Corporate Social Responsibility
    - Gender Perspectives on Families and Households
    (1) Power and Politics course examples:
    - Sexuality and Gender in History
    - Global Gender Justice
    - Psychology of Gender
    (2) Creativity and Expression course examples:
    - Women in Literature, Art and Film
    - Experimental Studio II

 
  • Honours Capstone Project in Community Engagement and Advocacy

  • Social Theory and Leadership for Social Change course examples:
    - Gender and Global Inequality II
    (1) Power and Politics course examples:
    - Renaissance Lovers and Fools
    - Philosophy of Feminism II
    (2) Creativity and Expression course examples:
    - Gender and Art
    - Digital Arts and Critical Making

 

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