Criminology involves the scientific analysis of crime, of the criminalization process, and of social control. Criminology is also an applied discipline in which students explore various forms of intervention to help resolve problems and conflicts. It focuses on five broad phenomena: the nature and dynamics of behaviour that contravenes social norms; the social construction of norms and of the notion of crime; the criminalization of specific behaviours; individuals and groups in social relations; the goals and workings of the criminal justice system; and contemporary forms of intervention.

Women's Studies

The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies offers students exciting interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs that explore women, gender and feminisms. Our teaching and research deal with hot button issues such as globalization, transnationalism, sexualities, colonialism and racism. Courses blend scientific, theoretical and practical knowledge that contributes toward intellectual development and collective efforts for social justice.

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2018-2019 calendars for the previous requirements.

Basic skills
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Research Methodology in Criminology
Methodology in Feminist Studies
Criminology (45 course units)
CRM 1300Introduction to Criminology3 Units
CRM 1301History of Criminological Thought3 Units
CRM 2300Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
CRM 2301Positivist Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2302Societal Reaction Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2310Community Action and intervention in Criminology3 Units
CRM 2315Individual Intervention in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3301Contemporary Critical Theories in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3334Quantitative Research in Criminology3 Units
CRM 3335Qualitative Research in Criminology3 Units
CRM 4302Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System3 Units
One option from the following: 112 Units
Option 1: Course Focus
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 3000 level
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level
Option 2: Research Focus
12 course units from:
Advanced Criminological Theory
Intervention and Ethics
Political Crime
Socio-Politics of Incarceration
Special Issues in Criminology
Law and Society
Women and Gendered Justice
Crimes of the Powerful
State and Criminal Policy
Criminal Justice and the Media
Violence and Society
Justice, Transformation and Resistance
Directed Research in Social Sciences
Selected Topics: International Social Sciences Field Research I
Selected Topics: International Social Sciences Field Research II
Option 3: Field Placement
Field Placement
Analysis of the Field Placement Experience
3 optional course units in criminology (CRM)3 Units
6 optional course units in criminology (CRM) at the 4000 level6 Units
Women's Studies (42 course units)
FEM 1100Women, Gender, Feminism: An Introduction3 Units
FEM 3105Feminist Theories3 Units
6 course units from:6 Units
Gender, (Dis)Ability and Health
Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability
Gender and Globalization in a Transnational World
Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture
Class, Work, Gender and (Re)Production
3 course units from:3 Units
Feminism and Transnationalism
Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminisms
Gender, Identity and Embodiment
One option from the following:9 Units
Option 1: Field Placement
Field Placement in Criminology and Gender
Option 2: Course Focus
6 optional course units in women's studies (FEM) at the 3000 level
3 optional course units in women's studies (FEM) at the 4000 level
6 optional course units from the list of optional courses
3 optional units from the list of optional courses at the 3000 or 4000 level
9 optional course units in women's studies (FEM) from the list of optional courses9 Units
Elective courses
24 elective course units24 Units
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

ART 3117Art and Gender3 Units
CLA 3163Women in Early Christianity3 Units
CLT 2155The Celtic Woman: Between Myth and Reality3 Units
CML 3393Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues3 Units
CMN 3104Women and Media3 Units
CRM 2307Women and Gendered Violence3 Units
CRM 3307Women and Gendered Confinement and Criminalization3 Units
CRM 3329Regulation of Sexuality3 Units
CRM 4312Women and Gendered Justice3 Units
ECO 2111Economics of Women's Issues3 Units
ENG 2114Women and Literature to 19003 Units
ENG 2115Women and Literature 1900 to the Present3 Units
FEM 2104Gender, (Dis)Ability and Health3 Units
FEM 2107Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability3 Units
FEM 2109Gender and Globalization in a Transnational World3 Units
FEM 2110Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture3 Units
FEM 2111Class, Work, Gender and (Re)Production3 Units
FEM 3100Special Topic in Women's Studies3 Units
FEM 3104Feminism, Justice and the Law3 Units
FEM 3106Women, Gender and Development3 Units
FEM 3107Queer Theories3 Units
FEM 3108Indigenous Feminisms and Aboriginal Women's Issues3 Units
FEM 4310Feminism and Transnationalism3 Units
FEM 4320Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminisms3 Units
FEM 4330Gender, Identity and Embodiment3 Units
FRA 2530La littérature et la femme3 Units
FRA 3530Écriture au féminin3 Units
FRA 4530La critique féministe3 Units
HIS 2182Women in Canada3 Units
HIS 2183Women in Western Societies to the Eighteenth Century3 Units
HIS 2184Women in Western Societies from the Eighteenth Century to the Present3 Units
HIS 4182Seminar in Women's History3 Units
PAP 3325Gender and Public Policy3 Units
PHI 2390Philosophy of Feminism and Gender3 Units
POL 3123Gender Studies and Feminist Theories in International Relations3 Units
POL 3126Women and Politics3 Units
POL 4163Politics and Sexual Diversity3 Units
POL 4180Feminist Political Thought3 Units
PSY 3121Psychology of Women3 Units
SOC 2104Women, Men and Society3 Units
SOC 3306Social Structures and Relations between the Sexes: Comparative Analysis3 Units
SOC 4314Gender Relations, Development and Globalization3 Units
SRS 3163Women in Early Christianity3 Units
SRS 3165Gender and Religion3 Units
SVS 3520Identités trans et non binaires, sexualités marginalisées et service social3 Units
SVS 3703Intervention féministe3 Units