Major in Gender Equality and Social Justice

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 36 credits presented for the Major in Gender Equality and Social Justice.

Students must complete the required 3 credits of introductory GEND with a minimum grade of 60%

Students must complete 36 credits in the Major as follows:
GEND 1000 level   Up to 6 cr.
Group 1   6 cr.
Group 2   6 cr.
Group 3   6 cr.
*GEND upper level courses or courses cross-listed with GEND 12-15 cr.

*Students pursuing the Honours double major must also take GEND 3306

Note: Students who complete 3 credits of 1000-level GEND are required to take 15 credits of upper level GEND. Students who complete 6 credits of 1000- level GEND are required to take 12 credits of upper level GEND.


Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Humanities   3 cr.
Science   6 cr.


A maximum of 12 credits of cross-listed courses may count towards a Major in Gender Equality and Social Justice.

Students with a subject average of at least 70% can enrol in 4000 level courses.

Students may complete an Honours BA double major if they obtain an overall average of 70% in each Major, and complete an additional three credits (minimum) at the 4000 level in each Major. Please refer to the Honours double major degree requirement section for further information.

Group Requirements:

Group 1 Culture and Criticism
GEND 2026 Makeover Culture  
GEND 2047 Gender and Social Media  
GEND 2166 Women, Media and Representation  
GEND 2217 Gender and the Media: Themes and Controversies  
GEND 2276 Kid Media  
GEND 2337 Gender and Film  
GEND 2376 Selected Topics in Kid Media  
GEND 2336 Women in Cinema  
GEND 2306 Art and Social Justice  
GEND 3046 Queer Media  
GEND 3076 Reality TV and the Politics of Difference  
GEND 3106 Race and Gender in Popular Culture  
GEND 3117 Gender, Sex, and the Bible  
GEND 3326 Virtual Animals  
Group 2 Power, Justice and Transformation
GEND 2086 Animal Rites  
GEND 2206 Sex, Body, and Identity  
GEND 2246 Transformative Justice: Case Studies  
GEND 2256 Religion, Justice and Animals  
GEND 2286 Contagion  
GEND 2326 Pets  
GEND 2516 Violence, Race and Law  
GEND 2526 Prisons, Race, and Gender  
GEND 2536 Tourism, Pleasure, and Power  
GEND 2556 The 21st Century Family  
GEND 3026 Women and World Religions  
GEND 3047 Dark Ecology  
GEND 3056 Selected Topics (Advanced) in Power and Inequality  
GEND 3066 Invasion and Resistance  
GEND 3116 Women and Western Religions  
GEND 3136 Masculinities and Power  
GEND 3236 Memory and Violence  
GEND 3246 Madness and Medicine  
GEND 3306 Ideas of Power   
GEND 3416 Material Reconciliation  
Group 3 Human Rights and Social Justice
GEND 2036 Environmental Justice  
GEND 2057 Selected Topics in Human Rights and Social Justice  
GEND 2067 HIV/AIDS: Health and Social Change  
GEND 2147 Bodies, Borders, and Belonging  
GEND 2157 Case Studies in Gender and the Law  
GEND 2187 International Human Rights  
GEND 3036 Global Social Movements  
GEND 3057 Selected Topics in Human Rights and Social Justice  
GEND 3086 Women and HIV  
GEND 3127 Gender, Globalization and Human Rights  
GEND 3137 Re-Imagining Globalization  
GEND 3207 The United Nations and the Responsibility to Protect  
GEND 3216 Testimony and Witness  
GEND 3227 Justice after Atrocity  
GEND 3356 International Rights of Indigenous Peoples  
GEND 3357 The Opioid Crisis  

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