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Gender Studies 12

Gender Studies 12 Course Overview

Big Ideas

Gender and identity are shaped by society and culture.

Rights and responsibilities of the individual and society change over time.

Inequality between genders creates disparities of power.

Gender studies initiatives create a more informed and inclusive society.


Gender Studies 12 explores how gender continually influences the structure of social, economic, and political relationships. Further, this course examines past and current issues that help to shape the identity of the individual as well as society. Specifically, GS12 is designed to provide students with the opportunity to critically analyze various media through an interdisciplinary lens. Students will complete a variety of assignments with an inquiry capstone project to highlight their learning.

Where does this course fit?

  • Pre-requisite: This Grade 12 course is also open to Grade 10 and 11 students who have taken, or are currently taking, Social Studies 10.
  • Graduation Status: Qualify for a senior elective credit towards graduation program

Course Materials

  • All resources are provided online.
  • There are notes, assignments, rubrics, links, videos, and other materials that will assist the student in their learning.

Brief Outline



Language and Historical Equality

  • First, Second, Third, and Fourth Wave Feminism
  • Women’s Suffrage.

Gender and the Law

  • Gendered Rights and Freedoms
  • 2SLGBTQIA+ History in Canada
  • International 2SLGBTQIA+ Rights.

Gender in the Media

  • Gender and the Media.

Gender and Health

  • Gender and Physical Health
  • Gender and Mental Health.


  • Familial Gender Roles
  • Modern Sexualities.

Current Issues

  • Gendered Violence
  • Gender in the Workplace.

Final Project

  • Capstone Project

Assessment Percentage Breakdown

Assessment Type

Percentage of the Course

StartUp Assignment


Assignments x 14


Final Project


Final Reflection


You have up to a year to complete your course.

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