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GESJ is an interdisciplinary program with courses in the areas of Culture and Criticism, Power and Inequality, and Human Rights and Social Justice. We ask how race, class, colonialism, ability, sex, and gender intersect in everyday acts of power, oppression, activism, and resistance.

This program will provide you with highly transferrable skills in critical thinking, research, writing, argumentation, analysis, and communication.

As one of few programs of its kind in Canada, the GESJ program will teach you to think critically about who has the power in the world, and why, as well as how to resist, shape, and change power for social justice. This program is highly interdisciplinary with close links to Social Welfare and Social Development, Religions and Cultures, Political Science, and Philosophy, and is designed for those with interests in critical studies of popular culture; the politics of resisting inequality through the law; globalization and human rights; violent conflict and international justice; transnational organizing for social justice; histories of colonization; feminist philosophies; postmodernism; theories of justice; and the intersections of race, class, ability, sex and gender.

Students of the GESJ Department will receive a broad liberal education in Humanities and Social Sciences. Through a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, you will examine the social and cultural constructions of gender, sexuality, race and class, and how these social categories relate to our knowledge, experience, relationships and the quality of our lives.

Culture and Criticism Stream

From the social media sites that we check every day to the TV shows that we stream at night, media are central in forging our identities, connecting with others, and understanding the world around us. With close attention to representations of sex, gender, race, class, and sexuality, Culture and Criticism courses critically analyze how media reflect and dramatize social inequalities and transformations.

Power and Inequality Stream

What is power? How does it work? How might institutions—such as law, government, media, medical science, education, religion, the economy—produce inequality on the basis of gender, sexuality, race, economic class, and disability? How are cultural values and representations, various forms of violence, and our “every day practices” (such as taking a shower, caring for our pet, on-line shopping, and expressions of intimacy and sexual desire), linked to the wider social organization of power locally and globally? How have social justice activists challenged systems of inequality at different sites and in different eras? Courses in the Power and Inequality stream cover a broad range of interrelated systems of power: colonialism, hetero-patriarchy, white supremacy, global/capitalism, religion, and anthropocentrism.

Human Rights and Social Justice Stream

Courses in this stream examine the gendered, raced, economic and geopolitical dimensions to human rights violations. We also examine human rights advocacy in specific local and global contexts and practices: war, peace, prisons, schools, museums, workplaces, sex work, development, trafficking, torture, and everyday violence.

GESJ is a broad, interdisciplinary program. Because of that, your career options are very broad. You may choose to pursue a career as a researcher, administrator, lawyer, clinical counselor, or policy analyst, among other options.

Career and Academic Options

Graduate Studies

Professional School (Education, Law, MBA, Social Work)

Careers in non-profit and community-based organizations, media communications, government, international organizations, health and welfare, research, and advocacy

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Faculty of Arts and Science

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (3 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
CAD$21.000,00 (Rp 233.333.333) per tahun
Given tuition fee is for 30 Credits
Tanggal mulai

10 Januari 2022


Nipissing University

North Bay,

100 College Drive, Box 5002,

Ontario (ON),

P1B 8L7, Canada

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Other English Language Requirements accepted: TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based test and a TWE (Test of Written English) score of at least 4.0 ; the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)with a minimum overall score of 55 and a minimum score of 55 in writing; Most recent official CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) Assessment score of 60 or higher, taken within the last two year; A minimum score of at least 90 on the English Proficiency Test administered by the English Language Institute of the University of Michigan (MELAB).

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

The following qualifications are the minimum required for admission consideration to Nipissing University. Applicants are required to achieve a high overall standing in their studies and must include the appropriate program specific prerequisites depending on the degree program to which they have applied. Please note that possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to an applicant's program of interest and/or Nipissing University.

International applicants are not eligible for consideration under Nipissing University’s Mature Student Admission Policy.

Common Credentials: British Patterned Education; CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations); French Patterned Education; International Baccalaureate (IB).

Achieve the required proficiency level on one of the following tests of English language proficiency:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): minimum score of 83 (iBT) with a minimum score of 20 in reading, listening and writing, and a minimum score of 22 in speaking.

International English Language Test Service (IELTS): minimum overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum 6.5 in reading, listening, speaking and writing.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: minimum overall score of 58 with a minimum score of 56 in speaking, writing, reading and listening.

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