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Master of Arts (M.A.); Islamic Studies (Thesis) — Gender and Women's Studies (45 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies is an inter­disciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Islamic Studies (and other participating departments and facul­ties) who wish to earn 6 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women’s studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student’s master’s thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender or women’s studies.

Required Courses (30 credits)

* Note: Unless exempt. If exempt, another graduate-level course must replace this course.

  • ISLA 603 Introductory: Research Materials - Islamic Studies (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Exploration of research materials in Islamic Studies, including intellectual output of Islamic civilization, compositions, Arabic nomenclature, Arabic script and transliteration systems, published and unpublished materials (theses, manuscripts, books printed by lithography, facsimile editions, monographic, serial, e-publishing), websites, databases; major reference books (bibliographies, encyclopedias, handbooks, online/published catalogues, language/biographical dictionaries).

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Faiz Ragep (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 2 hours
    • Compulsory for M.A. students; recommended for Ph.D. students
  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Ada L Sinacore (Fall)

Thesis

  • ISLA 697 Thesis Research 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Six credits for accepted thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter
  • ISLA 698 Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Six credits on submission of completed thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter
  • ISLA 699 Thesis Research 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Twelve credits for thesis passed by Internal and External examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2012-2013 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credit of a seminar course at the 600 or 700 level.

3 credits from the following:

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Elizabeth Groeneveld (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.
    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

or a 3-credit course, at the 500 level or higher, in gender/women’s issues.

9 credits of ISLA courses at the 500 level or higher.

With permission of the Institute, up to 3 credits of these 9 credits of Complementary Courses may be chosen from departments at McGill or other educational institutions.

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate proficiency in Arabic at the second-year level as evidenced by completion of ISLA 522 or by an examination administered by the Institute.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)