GSFS Major

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The Major Concentration in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that centrally engages contemporary and historical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the meanings and intersections of such categories as gender, race, class, sexual identification, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity, for example, and to examine how such categories might inform, reproduce, and challenge existing power relationships. The Major Concentration consists of required GSFS courses that allow for an immersion into this area of study, and complementary courses from a range of departments, disciplines, and faculties. Students must see an advisor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies at a minimum upon declaring the GSFS Major Concentration and prior to selecting courses for the final year of study.

In order to meet the requirements for the Major Concentration in GSFS, students are required to take a total of 36 credits, divided as follows: 

Required Courses (12 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 400 Capstone: Engaging in the Fields (3 credits)

Additional GSFS Courses (9 credits)

Choose from course list below; minimum of 3 credits at the 400 or 500 level. Not all courses will be offered in a given year.

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 (15 credits)

From an approved list of interdisciplinary courses; 3 credits minimum must be at the 400 or 500 level and 9 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.