The GSFS Honours program offers a significant degree of analysis and depth of contemporary and historical critical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice beyond that of the Major through required and complementary course work, intensive research, and seminars. It enables students to explore the meanings and intersections of such categories as gender, race, class, sexual orientation, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity, for example, and to examine how such categories might inform and reproduce power relationships 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.
In order to meet the requirements for the Honours in GSFS, students are required to take a total of 57 credits, divided as follows:
Required Courses (18 credits)
GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice Studies (3 credits)
GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies (3 credits)
GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS (3 credits)
GSFS 495D1/D2 Honours/Joint Honours Colloquium (3 credits)
GSFS 496D1/D2 Honours Thesis (6 credits)
Additional GSFS Courses (9 credits)
Choose from course list below; minimum of 3 credits at the 400 or 500 level.
GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 (3 credits)
GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 (3 credits)
GSFS 303 Gender and Disability (3 credits)
GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theory (3 credits)
GSFS 305 Critical Race Theories (3 credits)
GSFS 306 Queer Theory (3 credits)
GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms (3 credits)
GSFS 308 Sex and Gender Minority Cultures (3 credits)
GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)
GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)
GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law (3 credits)
GSFS 404 Politics of Identity (3 credits)
GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism (3 credits)
GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms (3 credits)
GSFS 407 Sexuality and Gender (3 credits)
Complementary Courses (30 credits)
From an approved list of interdisciplinary courses; 9 credits minimum must be at the 400 or 500 level and 12 credits maximum may be at the 200 level.
Any credits taken above the 3 credits of GSFS Courses may count as credits under the Complementary Courses requirement.
Maximum of 12 transfer credits