Gender Studies

Programs in Gender Studies

Minor in Gender Studies

Admission to the Minor is open to students majoring in any Arts discipline and could be available to students in other faculties as minors become available. Students must select the Minor in consultation with the Gender Studies Coordinator, and this should normally be done at the same time as they declare a Major. The Minor requires 24 ch, comprised of GEND 2001 and 21 ch selected from Gender Studies eligible courses. (NOTE: The required 24ch does not include the prerequisites required for the Gender Studies eligible courses.) A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting towards the Minor in Gender Studies.

Certificate in Gender Studies

Students meeting the University’s entry requirements or the requirements for admission as a mature student may be admitted to the Certificate in Gender Studies programme in consultation with the Gender Studies Coordinator. The Certificate requires 30 ch, comprised of Gender Studies 2001 and 27 ch selected from Gender Studies eligible courses. (NOTE: The required 30ch does not include the prerequisites required for the Gender Studies eligible courses.) A grade of C or better is required in all courses counting towards the Certificate in Gender Studies.

Elective Courses

For the GEND Minor: 21ch from the following list of Gender Studies eligible courses with at least 6ch in two of the three groups.

For the Certificate in Gender Studies: 27ch from the following list of Gender Studies eligible courses with at least 6ch in two of the three groups.

GEND 4001 is available as a 3ch elective, and its categorization into the 3 groupings will vary depending upon the specialization of the instructor (please consult with the Gender Studies Coordinator).

NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, students will be admitted to the following courses when (a) they have met the disciplinary prerequisites for these courses, or (b) they have completed GEND 2001 with a grade of C or better and have obtained permission from the instructor.

GROUP 1:
ENGL 3621 Writing by Women I
ENGL 3622 Writing by Women II
ENGL 3631 Studies in Gender and Genre
HIST 3402 Women in American History (disciplinary prerequisites apply)

GROUP 2:
POLS 3225 Gender and Politics
POLS 3325 Gender and Comparative Politics
POLS 3625 Global Gender Issues
POLS 4311 Global Politics of Prostitution
SOCI 3105 Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
SOCI 3543 Sociology of Gender Relations
SOCI 4263 Discourse and Text (prerequisite: SOCI 3105)
SOCI 4555 Gender and Organization

GROUP 3:
HIST 3945 Women, Science and Medicine (disciplinary prerequisites apply)
NURS 3053 Gendered Experiences in Health Care
PSYC 3223 Sex Differences (disciplinary prerequisites apply)
PSYC 3263 Psychology of Women (disciplinary prerequisites apply)
SOCI 3155 Women and Science
SOCI 3255 Women, Development, and the Environment
SOCI 3544 Gender and Technology

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GENDER STUDIES MINOR: These courses cannot be double counted for those enrolled in Arts. That is, any course taken to fulfil the requirements of the Minor in Gender Studies cannot be counted towards any other programme within Arts.

NOTE: The list of GEND-eligible courses is updated annually, and is available from the Gender Studies Coordinator. Students seeking credit for courses not on this list must have written approval from the Gender Studies Coordinator prior to enrolling in the course. Gender Studies students are responsible for ensuring they have completed the appropriate prerequisites for their GEND-eligible electives.