Trinity Western University

Multidisciplinary Programs

The multidisciplinary programs in this section represent programs that span disciplines across three or more faculties or schools.

Gender Studies Institute


In order to function as godly Christian leaders, students must be prepared to be sensitive to the nuances of gender in both the private and public sectors. The Gender Studies Institute fosters interdisciplinary teaching, intellectual dialogue, research, and collaboration in all areas of gender studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute enables TWU scholars to collaboratively address with students gender issues that come out of every discipline, such as domestic violence, child abuse, and gendered visions of care, exploring how categories such as class, race, and gender intersect, to train leaders who enjoy and foster restorative gendered relationships.

The Gender Studies Institute offers a multidisciplinary minor in Gender Studies. The multidisciplinary minor in Gender Studies incorporates academic study in a combination of disciplines across several faculties or schools. This minor consists of a very flexible package of courses. Thus, it is particularly suitable for students whose areas of interest extend beyond the normal disciplinary boundaries.

The implementation of the Gender Studies minor is subject to the consent of the B.C. Minister of Advanced Education. Please check with your advisor concerning its consent status.

Minor in Gender Studies (24 sem. hrs.)

Students must complete 24 sem. hrs. from the courses listed below with a minimum of 12 sem. hrs. at the 300 or 400 level and no more than 12 semester hours from any one discipline. All students must take the core course, PHIL 220.

Program Checklists and Requirements:

Minor in Gender Studies

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