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Sexuality Studies

Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines sexual desires, pleasures, acts, behaviours, identities, subjectivities, communities, cultures, and movements. The field explores artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, linguistic, literary, political, psychological, scientific, and sociological aspects of sexuality. Sexuality Studies at York emphasizes intersections of sexuality with ability, age, class, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, health, nationality, race, religion, and sex. The program examines sexual hierarchy, resistance, power and diversity in Canada; in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania; and in transnational and transcontinental contexts. Committed to examining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersexed, heterosexual, and heteronormative formations, the program also studies alternative ways of organizing sexualities and alternatives to sexuality in the past, present and future.

Students may pursue an Honours Minor BA or Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Sexuality Studies in the faculties of Arts, Atkinson or Glendon.

Faculty of Arts

Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies


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