Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies
The interdisciplinary graduate program in Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies explores three areas of specialization: 1) Indigenous/transnational/international gender justice; 2) queer and sexualities studies; 3) gender, representation and cultural studies. Participating students are provided with opportunities to examine how knowledge production and power relations unfold through social, political, cultural and economic interactions that condition possibilities in relation to each of the areas of specialization, and to complete an advanced research thesis that contributes to this growing field of inter/disciplinary knowledge.
Focusing on an area of specialization, students will complete an advanced research thesis that contributes to this expanding field of interdisciplinary knowledge. Intake of students will occur every second year. Students will normally complete this program in two years.
Students may be accepted on a special case basis to the Ph.D. program. Please contact the department for more information.
Master of Arts (M.A.)
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate Studies and Research Academic Information and Policies in this Catalogue for more information
- a completed on-line application, the application fee and all supporting application documents. See program website for application and deadline details.
Students must maintain continuous registration in WGST 994.0.
- GSR 960.0
- GSR 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- GSR 962.0 if research involves animal subjects
- a minimum of 15 credit units, including:
- WGST 800.3
- WGST 990.0
- WGST 994.0
- Area of Specialization: at least 3 credit units from the following:
- WGST 810.3
- WGST 811.3
- WGST 812.3
- Methods: at least 3 credit units from the following:
- WGST 804.3 (U of R intensive)
- ANTH 802.3
- ENG 801.3
- HIST 881.3
- PSY 805.3
- PSY 810.3
- SOC 841.6
- or suitable research methods class germane to student project, approved on a case-by-case basis
- 6 credit units of elective coursework, at the 800 level or senior undergraduate level, with approval of the Graduate Chair
- complete thesis and successful oral thesis defence
- Residency Requirement of one academic calendar year