GSFS Complementary Courses

Fall 2021 - Winter 2022

The Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) has consolidated the previous Women’s Studies and Sexual Diversity Studies programs into one, newly entitled program in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies (GSFS). The Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies program recognizes social justice as a driving concept inherent to the study of gender, sexuality, and feminism. Social Justice frameworks incorporate critical race studies, disability studies, and Indigenous studies into the examination of gender, sexuality, and feminism. 

The courses below significantly engage with at least two of these issues and are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines. Clicking on the title of each course will reveal information from the McGill University e-calendar, including a short description, the term offered, and the name of the professor or lecturer. Please see the note at the bottom of the page for more information on complementary courses.

GSFS complementary course lists from previous years are available.


Updates are ongoing. Please check back regularly. Last updated August 25th, 2021.


Anthropology

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

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Margaret Elizabeth Stevenson
ANTH 341 Women in Cross-Cultural Persp 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Katherine Lemons
ANTH 413 Gender in Archaeology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Lisa Overholtzer


Art History

ARTH 205 Introduction to Modern Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021, Winter 2022 | Instructor: Julia Skelly
ARTH 411 Canadian Art and Race 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: TBA


Canadian Studies

TBD


Communication Studies

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

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Carrie Rentschler
COMS 320 Media and Empire 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Jennifer Burman
COMS 340 New Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Carrie Rentschler
COMS 411 Disability, Tech&Communication 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Jonathan Sterne
COMS 491 Special Topics in Comm Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021
 | Instructor: Bobby Benedicto, TOPIC: Queer Time
COMS 492 Power, Difference and Justice 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Carrie Rentschler
COMS 500 Special Topics in Com St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Bobby Benedicto, TOPIC: TBA


East Asian Studies

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

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Gal Gvili
EAST 351 Women Writers of China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Wanming Wang
EAST 369 Gen & Sex in Asian Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Edmond Ernest Dit Alban
EAST 388 Asian Migrations and Diasporas 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Maria Hwang
EAST 493 Spec Topics:East Asian St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Maria Hwang, TOPIC: TBA


Education

EDPC 503 Inter. Relationships&Sexuality 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Ada Sinacore
EDPE 515 Gender Identity Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Jessica Ruglis


English

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

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Richard So
ENGL 290 Postcolonial&World Lits: Engl 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Sandeep Banerjee
ENGL 371 Theatre Hist: 19th to 21st C 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Katherine Zien
ENGL 414 Studies in 20th C Literature 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Miranda Hickman
ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Miranda Hickman, TOPIC: "Marianne Moore, H.D., and Early 20C Modernist Cultures"
ENGL 431 Studies in Drama 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Katherine Zien, TOPIC: Black Theatre
ENGL 444 St:Women's Writing&Fem Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Monica Popescu
ENGL 566 Special Studies in Drama 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Erin Hurley, TOPIC: "Feminist Performance"


Geography

TBD


German Studies

TBD


History and Classical Studies

CLAS 308 Gender in the Ancient World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Naomi Kaloudis
HIST 374 History of Sexuality in Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 
| Instructor: Elsbeth Anne Heaman
HIST 405 Topics in Intellectual History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Rachel Sandwell
HIST 420 Gender&Sexuality: Modern China 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Jeremy Tai
HIST 429 Topics: Gender/Feminist Hist 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 
| Instructor: Safia Dr Aidid, TOPIC: "Africa Gender & Sexuality"
HIST 433 British Queer History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Brian Lewis
HIST 526 Women and War 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Malek Abisaab


Health Science Electives (Nursing)

HSEL 308 Issues in Women's Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Cheryl Armistead
HSEL 309 Women's Reproductive Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Cheryl Armistead


Hispanic Studies

TBD


Indigenous Studies

INDG 200 Intro. to Indigenous Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021
INDG 401 Interdis Seminar:Indigenous St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022


Jewish Studies

TBD


Islamic Studies (Institute of Islamic Studies)

ISLA 210 Muslim Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Setrag Manoukian
ISLA 310 Women in Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Malek Abisaab


Italian Studies

ITAL 363 Gender, Literature and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Lucienne Kroha, TOPIC: Italian Women Writers (Given in English)
ITAL 383 Women's Writing since 1880 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Lucienne Kroha (Given in Italian)


Music Research

TBD


Philosophy

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

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Marguerite Deslauriers
PHIL 327 Philosophy of Race 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Eric Lewis
PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Alia Al-Saji


Political Science

POLI 348 Gender and Canadian Politics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Suvolaxmi Dutta Choudhury


Psychology

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

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Irving Michael Binik


Religious Studies

RELG 271 Religion and Sexuality 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Daniel Cere
RELG 338 Women& the Christian Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Patricia Kirkpatrick
RELG 372 Hindu Goddesses 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Hamsa Michael Stainton


Russian Studies

TBD


Sociology

SOCI 247 Family & Modern Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Elaine Weiner, Winter 2021 | Instructor: Celine Le Bourdais
SOCI 270 Sociology of Gender 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Sociology of Gender
SOCI 321 Gender and Work 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Winter 2022 | Instructor: Elaine Weiner
SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Elaine Weiner
SOCI 526 IndigenousWomen'sHlth&Hlthcare 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Fall 2021 | Instructor: Zoua Vang


Please note:

The courses listed on this page are the ones that are offered and approved as Complementary Courses for the GSFS program for the 2021-2022 calendar year. Where relevant, the topic is specified. Please contact at our Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator, andrew.folco [at] mcgill.ca (Andrew Folco), for more information.

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