Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2016/2017)
11.10 Gender Studies

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11.10.1 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.

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.

11.10.2 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.

11.10.3 Major Program Regulations

Students declaring a Major in Gender Studies should consult the Head of the Department regarding course selection.

The Major Program in Gender Studies consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours. The following courses are required:

  1. Gender Studies 1000, Gender Studies 2005, Gender Studies 3000, one of Gender Studies 3005, or Gender Studies 3025, Gender Studies 4000, and Gender Studies 4005.

  2. A minimum of 21 credit hours from the Gender Studies Electives Courses Table outlined below, selected from at least three different subject areas.

  3. One of these courses may be a selected topics or directed readings course in any subject relevant to the major program.

  4. A selected topics or directed readings course included in the student's major program must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.

11.10.4 Minor Program Regulations

Students who minor in Gender Studies shall complete a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses which shall include the following:

  1. Gender Studies 1000, Gender Studies 3005 or 3025, and Gender Studies 4000.

  2. A minimum of 15 credit hours in courses from Table 1 Gender Studies Elective Courses outlined below taken in at least three different subject areas. Gender Studies courses that are not required for the Minor, but that have a Gender Studies (GNDR) designation can be counted as Minor Elective Courses in one subject area. One of these courses may be selected topics or directed

  3. A selected topics course or directed readings course included in the student's minor program must be approved in advance by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies on the recommendation of the Head of the Department.

  4. Not more than 3 credit hours in courses in the students major Program may be used to satisfy the requirements of the minor in Gender Studies.

11.10.5 Elective Courses

Normal prerequisites and waiver policies in the respective departments will apply. Some courses may not be offered on a regular basis. Students should consult the appropriate department(s) for scheduling information.

Table 1 Gender Studies Elective Courses
  • Law and Society 3200
  • the former Linguistics 3212
  • the former Philosophy 2805
  • Political Science 3140
  • Political Science 3340
  • Political Science 4340
  • Psychology 2540
  • Psychology 3126
  • Psychology 3533
  • Religious Studies 2800
  • Religious Studies 2801
  • Religious Studies 3415
  • Religious Studies 3800
  • Sociology 3420
  • Sociology 4092
  • Sociology 4107
  • Sociology 4208
  • Sociology 4210
  • Sociology 4213
  • Sociology 4230