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WMST Honours Program

57 Credits

The Honours program offers a degree of analysis and depth of contemporary and historical critical issues centered on women, gender, and/or feminism beyond that of the Major.

The Honours culminates in the completion of an Honours thesis, supervised by a faculty member at McGill University. Students secure the approval of a potential thesis supervisor during the year before undertaking the thesis. Three credits are accorded to the thesis (graded by the thesis supervisor), and 3 credits are accorded to work undertaken in the Colloquium. Honours students must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and a CGPA of 3.00.

Required Courses (12 credits)

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

WMST 303 Feminist Theory and Research 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 495D1 Honours/Joint Hons. Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 495D2 Honours/Joint Hons. Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 497D1 Honours/Joint Honours Thesis 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 497D2 Honours/Joint Honours Thesis 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (45 credits)

  • Minimum of 9 credits must be at the 400 or 500 level
  • Maximum of 18 credits can be at the 200 level
  • Maximum of 18 transfer credits will be accepted from approved exchange programs by arrangement with the Chair of WSAC and subject to university approval

WMST courses (6 credits):

WMST 301 Women's St Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 302 Women's St Current Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

WMST 401 Women's St Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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

WMST 501 Advanced Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Course Group A (12 credits):

  • Students must select a minimum of 12 credits from the eight groupings of complementary courses
  • Students may take only one course from any particular grouping
  • Any additional credits taken above the 12 credits from Complementary Course Group A may count as credits towards Group B

Complementary Course Group B (27 credits):

  • Students select courses from the list in consultation with an advisor and identify an individual focus of study comprised of 15 credits

Adviser: info [dot] igsf [at] mcgill [dot] ca (TBA)