School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Gender Studies

GNDS-801*     Theories in Gender Studies     
This interdisciplinary seminar provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary theories in gender studies and in such fields as critical race, feminist, women’s, queer or trans studies. Students examine the development and application of theories as well as debates surrounding them. Course materials draw from theories in the social sciences and the humanities. Required of GNDS graduate students.

GNDS-802*     Methodologies in Gender Studies     
This interdisciplinary seminar examines methodologies in gender studies and in such fields as critical race, feminist, women’s, queer or trans studies. Course materials connect multiple academic disciplines and local-global perspectives. Students examine anti-oppressive politics of knowledge production and the uses of knowledge in processes of social change. Required of GNDS graduate students.

GNDS-810*     Topics in Gendered Social and Physical Environments     
Students consider the intersections of social (including political, economic, and cultural) and physical environments with gendered experiences, analyses and activisms. The offering of the course depends upon faculty availability. Three term-hours; Fall. S. Morgensen

GNDS-815 Professional Development Seminar
Course advances knowledge and skills supporting professional development of gender studies graduate students. Topics include development of teaching, research, scholarship, publishing, and academic and non-academic careers. Includes visiting researcher seminars and training and preparation of funding and employment applications. Graded Pass/Fail.

GNDS-820*     Special Topics in Gender Studies I     
Seminars focus on specific topics related to gender studies under the guidance of a faculty member in an area of the instructor’s expertise. The offering of the course depends upon faculty availability.

GNDS-821*     Special Topics in Gender Studies II     
Seminars focus on specific topics related to gender studies under the guidance of faculty member in an area of the instructor’s expertise. The offering of the course depends upon faculty availability.

GNDS-840*     Gender Studies Directed Reading I     
In consultation with the Graduate Co-ordinator, MA candidates may enrol in a Gender Studies Directed Reading course. This is an intensive theory and reading course for individual MA candidates researching areas not offered in required and elective seminars. Students arrange their assignments with individual faculty.

GNDS-841*     Gender Studies Directed Reading II     
In consultation with the Graduate Co-ordinator, MA candidates may enrol in a Gender Studies Directed Reading course.This is an intensive theory and reading course for individual MA candidates researching areas not offered in required and elective seminars. Students arrange their assignments with individual faculty.

GNDS-850*     Practicum:  Engaging Feminist Activisms     
This seminar addresses contemporary issues in activism, research, and methodologies, with a specific focus on local community work. In addition to critically analysing interdisciplinary and feminist approaches to activist work, students working with a local organization may integrate this into their MA thesis with approval of their supervisor.The offering of the course depends upon faculty availability. A GNDS faculty member will oversee each placement. Equal to other one-term course offerings, the internships run 5 hours/week over 12 weeks; Winter.

GNDS-898*     Major Research Paper     

GNDS-899     Master's Thesis     
An intensive and required written project based on student’s own research questions. Consists of a number of chapters which form a single coherent work. PREREQUISITE:  GNDS-801*, GNDS-802*; two Gender Studies elective courses or courses from cognate graduate programs (e.g Cultural Studies, Global Development Studies, Sociology, Geography, English) or permission of the Gender Studies Graduate Coordinator.

GNDS-903* Applications of Gender Studies
Examines critical theories of applications of gender studies research in work for social change, on such themes as power in research and representation, researcher responsibilities, academic and nonacademic research, research careers, and community-based research. Students plan applications of original research, and evaluate plans by utilizing critical theories of application.

GNDS-940* Directed Reading
Under supervision by a faculty member, PhD students may conduct intensive reading in an area not offered in core or elective courses that supports doctoral research on applications of gender studies within work for social change. Readings are to be arranged in consultation with the sponsoring faculty member, and joined by meetings during the term to discuss readings and submissions.

GNDS-950* PhD Practicum
Students and supervisors design a course of research with partners at a site of application of the doctoral research project. Students examine scholarship on practica and research applications that are relevant to the research topic and site, and develop new knowledge in collaboration with research partners. The practicum design must align with the program degree learning expectations.

 GNDS-999 Ph.D. Thesis Research