Degree Requirements

Students may choose a BA with Advanced Major or Major in Women's and Gender Studies, or a BA with Joint Advanced Major or Joint Major in Women's and Gender Studies and a Faculty of Arts discipline. See sections 4.1 of the academic calendar for degree regulations. Students from both arts and science can fulfill requirements for a pair in Women’s and Gender Studies.

The programs offered in Women's and Gender Studies are as follows:



Major in Women's and Gender Studies

Students are required to complete:

a) 12 credits of WMGS 100, 205 and 303; and

b) 24 credits WMGS including cross-listed courses.

No more than 12 credits of cross-listed courses may be from a single department. None of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared minor subject.

See section 4.1 for university regulations of the academic calendar governing the major program.


Joint Major in Women's and Gender Studies and a Faculty of Arts Discipline

Requirements:

a) 36 credits in WMGS (subject A) and 36 credits in another Faculty of Arts department (subject B). The program or department requirements for majors are applicable in both subjects. Students will complete the following:
i) 12 credits of WMGS 100, 205 and 303; and
ii) 24 credits WMGS including cross-listed courses.

No more than 12 credits of cross-listed courses may be from a single department. None of the cross-listed credits can be taken in the student's declared subject B.

b) Course Pattern: see section 4.1.3 of the academic calendar.


Advanced Major in Women's and Gender Studies

Students are required to complete:

a) 18 credits of WMGS 100, 205, 303 and 400;

b) 18 credits of WMGS including cross-listed courses; and

c) A senior paper. Guidelines for the senior paper are available from the Women’s and Gender Studies Co-ordinator or the course instructor for WMGS 400. The senior paper is written in conjunction with WMGS 400.

No more than 12 credits of cross-listed courses can be from a single department. None of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared minor subject. See section 4.1.3 of the academic calendar for university regulations governing the advanced major program.



Joint Advanced Major in Women's and Gender Studies and a Faculty of Arts Discipline

Requirements:

a) 36 credits in WMGS (subject A) and 36 credits in another Faculty of Arts department (subject B) or 36 credits in a Faculty of Arts department (subject A) and 36 credits in WMGS (subject B). The program or department requirements for advanced majors are applicable in both subjects. Students must complete the following:
i) 18 credits of WMGS 100, 205, 303 and 400;
ii) 18 credits WMGS including cross-listed courses.

No more than 12 credits of cross-listed courses may be from a single department. When WMGS is subject A, none of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared subject B. When WMGS is subject B, none of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared subject A.

b) Course Pattern: see section 4.1.3 of the academic calendar.

c) A senior paper is required of all advanced major students. Guidelines for the Women’s and Gender Studies senior paper are available from the Women’s and Gender Studies Co-ordinator or the course instructor for WMGS 400. The senior paper will be written in WMGS 400 when Women’s and Gender Studies is subject A. When Women’s and Gender Studies is subject B, the senior paper will be written in accordance with the guidelines of subject A.



Subsidiary in Women's and Gender Studies

Students are required to complete:

a) 24 credits in WMGS and 48-60 credits in the honours subject. Students are encouraged to include an additional six credits of WMGS cross-listed courses. No more than 6 credits of WMGS cross-listed courses may be from a single department. None of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared honours subject.

i) 12 credits of WMGS 100, 205 and 303;

ii) 12 credits WMGS including cross-listed courses.



Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies (Four-Year BA)

i) WMGS 100 (6 credits), and

ii) 18 credits in Women’s and Gender Studies, which may include WMGS 205 and/or 303, in addition to cross-listed courses.

No more than six credits of cross-listed courses may be from a single department. None of the cross-listed courses may be in the student's declared major subject.



Pair

i) WMGS 100 (6 credits); and

ii) 6 credits in Women's and Gender Studies, which may include WMGS 205 and/or 303 or cross-listed course(s).



Social Justice Colloquium

The Social Justice Colloquium is a first-year option for Bachelor of Arts students. Participants are enrolled in dedicated sections of anthropology, global history and women's and gender studies. See section 4.5 of the academic calendar.