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 table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

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

Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

The French immersion is available with this program.

Compulsory courses
FEM 1100Women, Gender, Feminism: An Introduction3 Units
FEM 2103Methodology in Feminist Studies3 Units
FEM 2109Gender and Globalization in a Transnational World3 Units
FEM 3105Feminist Theories3 Units
Optional courses
3 course units from:3 Units
Diversities of Women: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)ability
Class, Work, Gender and (Re)Production
3 course units from:3 Units
Gender, (Dis)Ability and Health
Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture
3 course units from:3 Units
Feminism and Transnationalism
Anti-Colonial and Anti-Racist Feminisms
Gender, Identity and Embodiment
9 optional course units at the 3000 level from the list of optional courses9 Units
3 optional course units at the 4000 level from the list of optional courses3 Units
6 optional course units in women's studies (FEM) from the list of optional courses6 Units
3 optional course units from the list of optional courses3 Units
Total: 42 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 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 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