Master of Arts (M.A.) Islamic Studies (Thesis): Gender and Women's Studies (45 credits)

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Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

The graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies is an inter­disciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Islamic Studies (and other participating departments and facul­ties) who wish to earn 6 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women’s studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student’s master’s thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender or women’s studies.

Thesis (24 credits)

  • ISLA 697 Thesis Research 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Six credits for accepted thesis proposal.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter

  • ISLA 698 Thesis Research 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Six credits on submission of completed thesis.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter

  • ISLA 699 Thesis Research 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Twelve credits for thesis passed by Internal and External examiners.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall and Winter

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • ISLA 603 Introductory: Research Materials - Islamic Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Exploration of research materials in Islamic Studies, including intellectual output of Islamic civilization, compositions, Arabic nomenclature, Arabic script and transliteration systems, published and unpublished materials (theses, manuscripts, books printed by lithography, facsimile editions, monographic, serial, e-publishing), websites, databases; major reference books (bibliographies, encyclopedias, handbooks, online/published catalogues, language/biographical dictionaries).

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Michelle Laura Hartman, Setrag Manoukian (Fall)

    • Fall

    • 2 hours

    • Compulsory for M.A. students; recommended for Ph.D. students

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credit of a seminar course at the 600 or 700 level.

3 credits from the following:

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

or a 3-credit course, at the 500 level or higher, in gender/women’s issues.

9 credits of ISLA courses at the 500 level or higher.

With permission of the Institute, up to 3 credits of these 9 credits of Complementary Courses may be chosen from departments at McGill or other educational institutions.

With the approval of the student's supervisor, courses taken with an IIS faculty member or an associate member in other departments (i.e., History, Anthropology, Political Science) can count toward the coursework requirements in the same way as ISLA courses.

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate proficiency in Arabic or Persian at the second-year level as evidenced by completion of ISLA 522 or ISLA 542D, respectively, or by an examination administered by the Institute.

Note that the courses taken to fulfill the second-year level requirements will not be credited towards the course requirements.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)