GSFS Minor

students at conference fall 2013

The Minor Concentration in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies (GSFS) is an interdisciplinary program that centrally engages contemporary and historical issues centred 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 and reproduce power relationships.

In order to meet the requirements for the Minor Concentration in GSFS, students are required to take a total of 18 credits, divided as follows:

Required Courses (3 credits)

GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice Studies (3 credits)


GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies (3 credits)

Additional GSFS Courses (3 credits)

Any credits taken above the 3 credits of GSFS Courses may count as credits under the Complementary Courses requirement.

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 (12 credits)

From an approved list of interdisciplinary courses; 6 credits minimum must be at the 300 level or higher.

Maximum of 6 transfer credits.