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GSFS Program Requirements

Minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice (18 credits)

The minor in GSFS consists of a minimum of 18 credits. Ideally, students will take GSFS 200 or 250 before registering in 300-level courses. Students are encouraged to meet with the IGSF student advisor upon declaring a minor in GSFS or prior to entering their final year of study.

Please use the following advising form to plan your GSFS minor: FileGSFS Minor Advising Form

Required course (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Additional GSFS courses (3 credits)

Three credits selected from the following list. Any GSFS course taken in addition to the required 3 credits can be counted as a complementary course (see below):

GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 303 Gender and Disability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 305 Crit'l Race&Soc Just Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 306 Queer Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 404 Politics of Identity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 407 Sex and Gender: New Directions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected from the approved complementary course list. Minimum of 6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher. Complementary courses must centrally engage with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Courses are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the central focus of the courses.

 


 

Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (36 credits)

The Major in GSFS consists of a minimum of 36 credits. Ideally, students will complete GSFS 200 and 250 in their first year of study or before registering in 300-level GSFS courses. GSFS 200, 250 and 300 must be completed prior to registering for GSFS 400 in your final year of study. Students are encouraged to meet with the IGSF student advisor upon declaring a major in GSFS and prior entering their final year of study.

Please use the following advising form to plan your GSFS major: FileGSFS Major Advising Form

Required Courses (12 credits)

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 400 Capstone:Engag'gFields of GSFS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Additional GSFS courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from the following list. Minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level or higher:

GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 303 Gender and Disability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 305 Crit'l Race&Soc Just Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 306 Queer Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 404 Politics of Identity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 407 Sex and Gender: New Directions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (15 credits)

12 credits selected from the approved complementary course list. Minimum of 3 credits must be at the 400-level or higher. Maximum of 9 credits may be taken at the 200-level. Complementary courses must centrally engage with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Courses are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the central focus of the courses.

 


 

Honours in GSFS (57 credits)

The Honours program in GSFS consists of 57 credits. Before enrolling in the GSFS Honours program on Minerva, students must first complete the GSFS Honours advising form and meet with an IGSF student advisor. To be eligible for Honours, students must have 24-30 credits completed with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher and a program GPA of 3.30 or higher. 

The Honours program culminates in the completion of an Honours thesis, supervised by a faculty member whose approval is sought the year prior. The Colloquium requires supplemental reading and writing assignments, training in research and thesis writing methods, presentation to the group of theses in progress, and response to the work of others. Honours students must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and a CGPA of 3.00.

Students are advised to take GSFS 200 and GFSF 250 in their first year in the program, and GSFS 300 in their second year of the program. Students must take GSFS 495D1/D2 and GSFS 496D1/D2 in their last full year of the program.

Please use the following advising form to plan your Honours program: FileGSFS Honours Advising Form

Required Courses (18 credits)

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 495D1 Honours/Jt Honours Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 495D2 Honours/Jt Honours Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 496D1 Honours Thesis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 496D2 Honours Thesis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Additional GSFS courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from the following list. Minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level or higher:

GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 303 Gender and Disability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 305 Crit'l Race&Soc Just Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 306 Queer Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 404 Politics of Identity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 407 Sex and Gender: New Directions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected from the approved complementary course list. Minimum of 9 credits must be at the 400-level or higher. Maximum of 12 credits may be taken at the 200-level. Complementary courses must centrally engage with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Courses are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the central focus of the courses.

 


 

Joint Honours in GSFS (36 credits)

The Joint Honours program in GSFS consists of 36 credits. Before enrolling in the GSFS Joint Honours program on Minerva, students must first complete the GSFS Joint Honours advising form and meet with an IGSF student advisor. To be eligible for Joint Honours, students must have 24-30 credits completed with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 or higher and a program GPA of 3.30 or higher.

The Joint Honours program culminates in the completion of a Joint Honours thesis, supervised by a faculty member whose approval is sought the year prior. The Colloquium requires supplemental reading and writing assignments, training in research and thesis writing methods, presentation to the group of theses in progress, and response to the work of others. Honours students must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and a CGPA of 3.00.

Students are advised to take GSFS 200 and GFSF 250 in their first year in the program, and GSFS 300 in their second year of the program. Students must take GSFS 495D1/D2 and GSFS 497D1/D2 in their last full year of the program.

Please use the following advising form to plan your Joint Honours program: FileGSFS Jt Honours Advising Form

Required Courses (15 credits)

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 495D1 Honours/Jt Honours Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 495D2 Honours/Jt Honours Colloquium 1.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


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


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

Additional GSFS courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from the following list. Minimum of 3 credits at the 400-level or higher:

GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 303 Gender and Disability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 305 Crit'l Race&Soc Just Theories 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 306 Queer Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 404 Politics of Identity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GSFS 407 Sex and Gender: New Directions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (12 credits)

12 credits selected from the approved complementary course list. Minimum of 3 credits must be at the 400-level or higher. Maximum of 9 credits may be taken at the 200-level. Complementary courses must centrally engage with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Courses are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines. Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the central focus of the courses.

 

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