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SDS Complementary Courses

The Sexual Diversity Studies minor brings together into a coherent program much of the exciting new work and teaching in the study of sexuality and sexual and gender diversity across many disciplines. Programs in five faculties now provide courses which draw on queer studies, feminist theory, LGBT studies, and a rich variety of other theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Students must take 15 credits from the courses listed below (in addition to SDST 250) in order to complete the minor. You can click on the title of the course to reveal information from the McGill e-calendar, including a short description, the term, and the name of the professor or lecturer. Please see the note at the bottom of the page for more information on complementary courses.


Updates are ongoing. Please check back regularly.


Summer 2016

SDST 450 Independent Reading & Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

SDST 499 Internship:Sexual Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

RELG 271 Sexual Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

In addition, the following courses at Concordia University also qualify as complementary courses:

WSDB 498/1 - Seminar in Women's Studies: Marxism and Feminism

WSDB 398/1 - Selected Topics in WSDB: Feminism and Comedy

 

If you are interested in enrolling in a course at Concordia University, you will need to enrol in the Quebec Inter-University Transfer (CREPUQ) system, which permits concurrent registration at McGill and another Quebec institution for one or more courses which will count towards a degree at the student's home university.


Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Anthropology

ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Sandra Hyde


Architecture


Art History

ARTH 354 Selected Topics Art History 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Charmaine Nelson *Topic: Intro to 19th Century Canadian Sculpture


Communication Studies

COMS 310 Media and Feminist Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2016, Prof. Carrie Rentschler


East Asian Studies

EAST 350 Gender&Sexuality in ChineseLit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Grace Fong


English

ENGL 275 Intro to Cultural Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Derek Nystrom

ENGL 501 16th Century 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Kenneth Borris *This course is cross-listed as WMST 501

ENGL 371 Theatre Hist: 19th to 21st C 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2016, Prof. Katherine Zien


Geography


History

HIST 323 History and Sexuality 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Nancy Partner


Music Research


Philosophy

PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers
PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Alia Al-Saji


Psychology (Faculty of Science)

PSYC 436 Human Sexuality & Its Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. Irving M. Binik


Religious Studies

RELG 271 Sexual Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015 & Winter 2016, Prof. Daniel Cere
RELG 356 Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2016, Prof. Davesh Soneji


Sexual Diversity Studies

SDST 450 Independent Reading & Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SDST 499 Internship:Sexual Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


Social Work

SWRK 342 Practice with GLBT-S People 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. William J. Ryan


Sociology


Women's Studies

WMST 200 Intro to Women's Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, Prof. TBD
WMST 301 Women's St Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2015, *Topic: TBD
WMST 401 Women's St Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2016
WMST 402 Women's St Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2016, Prof. TBD *Topic: TBD


Please Note:

The courses listed on this page are the ones that are offered and approved as Complementary Courses for the Sexual Diversity Studies (SDST) Minor program for the 2015-2016 calendar years. Where relevant, topic is specified.

Not all Complementary Courses are offered every year. Additional Complementary Courses may be approved during a particular calendar year. Updates to the page, based on information from the departments regarding topics courses, are ongoing. For a list of approved Complementary Courses for the Sexual Diversity Studies program, including those not offered in the current year and those offered but with topics not currently relevant for SDST, consult the eCalendar.

Courses may only be applied to the Sexual Diversity Studies program when the topic significantly engages with issues of sexuality and/or sexual diversity and/or gender. Special or current topics courses are marked with an asterisk (*). Topics courses may be applied towards the SDST Minor ONLY when the topic significantly engages with issues of sexuality and/or sexual diversity and/or gender in a given year and with documentation on file for the given year. If you find a course WHICH IS NOT LISTED and that you think could count as a Complementary Course towards the SDS Minor, please contact the claire [dot] michela [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator) for approval.

Most courses above the 200 level have prerequisites. Although these can be waived by instructors in some cases, students are urged to confirm their eligibility for courses when preparing the program of study. Please note that some courses may not be available due to space limitations or program restrictions.

Any course may only be counted once towards any declared concentration/component. For example, if you are completing a Major Concentration in Religious Studies and a Minor Concentration in Sexual Diversity Studies, the course RELG 271 can only count towards one concentration or the other.


IGSF is committed to promoting safer spaces in the classroom and throughout the McGill community at large. We encourage instructors to develop pedagogical approaches that cultivate a classroom culture that is as free from barriers as possible; that encourages inclusivity and diversity; and that demonstrates a commitment to equity and social justice. The Social Equity and Diversity Education Office offers workshops and training on equity issues; we encourage all of our instructors to take advantage of what SEDE has to offer. To learn more about Safer Space resources, please visit www.mcgill.ca/equity_diversity/.