Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2018/2019)
14.9 Gender Studies

www.mun.ca/genderstudies

14.9.1 Department of Gender Studies Description

Gender Studies is an academic area of study that critically examines how gender shapes our identities, our social interactions and our world. Through exposure to interdisciplinary perspectives, students develop frameworks for thinking about power relations and the ways that those relations are shaped and challenged by intersecting constructions of gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age and nationality. Gender Studies examines everyday experiences, social and political institutions, literary and philosophical contributions, and historical and contemporary issues and events. The discipline provides students with tools to engage with and critically analyze these areas.

The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department of Gender Studies:

  1. Major in Gender Studies

  2. Minor in Gender Studies

Gender Studies course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences section under Course Descriptions, Gender Studies and are designated by GNDR.

14.9.2 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/hss/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

14.9.3 Major Program Regulations

Students who undertake a Major in Gender Studies must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in Gender Studies, including:

  1. 6 credit hours in Gender Studies 1000 and 1005;

  2. 6 credit hours at the 2000 level including Gender Studies 2006;

  3. 12 credit hours at the 3000 level including Gender Studies 3005 or Gender Studies 3025, and Gender Studies 3008;

  4. 6 credit hours at the 4000 level including Gender Studies 4001; and

  5. 6 additional credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

Students declaring a major in Gender Studies are expected to have completed at least 9 credit hours in Gender Studies courses at the 1000 and 2000 level before registering in courses at the 3000 level, and 3 credit hours at the 3000 level before registering in a course at the 4000 level. Students should pay particular attention to necessary prerequisites when scheduling courses.

14.9.4 Minor Program Regulations

Students who minor in Gender Studies must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in Gender Studies including:

  1. 3 credit hours in Gender Studies 1000;

  2. 6 credit hours at the 2000 level including Gender Studies 2006;

  3. 9 credit hours at the 3000 level including Gender Studies 3005 or Gender Studies 3025, and Gender Studies 3008;

  4. 3 credit hours at the 4000 level; and

  5. 3 additional credit hours at the 2000 level or above.

Students declaring a minor in Gender Studies are expected to have completed at least 6 credit hours in Gender Studies courses at the 1000 and 2000 level before registering in courses at the 3000 level, and 3 credit hours at the 3000 level before registering in a course at the 4000 level. Students should pay particular attention to necessary prerequisites when scheduling courses. Prerequisites may be waived at the discretion of the instructor.

14.9.5 Regulations for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA)

In addition to completing the normal requirements for a Bachelor of Arts and one of a Major or Minor in Gender Studies, students may elect to complete requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA). As part of the minimum 120 credit hours, a student may use eligible credit hours in Gender Studies to jointly satisfy other requirements of the iBA degree. When selecting courses, a student is encouraged to consult with an academic advisor early in the program, to consider Table 2 Possible Course Sequencing for the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) (First 60 Credit Hours), and to consider Gender Studies courses listed in Table 3 International Studies (IS) Designated Courses. Up to 12 credit hours in Gender Studies IS courses may be used towards the International Studies (IS) Courses Requirement.

14.9.6 Previous Calendar Regulations

In accordance with UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - Degree and Departmental Regulations, Year of Degree and Departmental Regulations - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Faculty of Science, students for the Major or Minor in Gender Studies will normally follow regulations in effect in the academic year in which the student first completes a course in that subject at the 2000 level or above which may be applied to the Major or Minor Program respectively. However, the student may elect to follow subsequent regulations introduced during the student's tenure in a program. These "grandparented" students are encouraged to consult the program's designated academic advisor for assistance with course selection.