Undergraduate Requirements

General Requirements Information

The SDS undergraduate program offers a Specialist (requiring 10.0 FCE or Full Course Equivalents), a Major (requiring 6.0 FCE), and a Minor (requiring 4.0 FCE). For full details, please consult the FAS Calendar. To check your current requirements and progress toward degree completion, go to Degree Explorer.

Students enrolled in any SDS program before 2019 have the option of switching to the 2019 program requirements, or fulfilling the existing requirements for the year in which they enrolled. For further inquiries or questions about substitutions for courses no longer offered, please contact SDS Office at sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca or the Undergraduate Director at dai.kojima@utoronto.ca.

Organization of Courses 2019

All students are expected to take an introductory course that emphasizes gender and sexuality such as our First Year Seminar (SDS199–only available to first year students) or its equivalents (e.g. WGS160, NEW240, HIS222, or other courses by approval); Foundational Courses (SDS255, 256, and 355); an even distribution from each of our Thematic Clusters (“Politics & Policy,” “Formations & Practices,” and “Media & Aesthetics”); and Capstone/400-level Electives.

Our program also includes a wide range of elective courses (some are cross-listed) with other departments and programs, including English, Philosophy, Political Science, Health Studies, Cinema Studies, Geography, Equity Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and others. A full list of elective options can be found in the calendar.

For a general breakdown of the new programs, see below; specific degree completion requirements will differ between minors, majors, and specialists.

 

 

Jump to Completion Requirements for: Specialist | Major | Minor

 

Specialist Completion Requirements:

(10 full courses or their equivalent, including 4.0 FCE at the 300+ level, 1.0 of which must be at the 400-level.)

1. One course from: WGS160Y1NEW240Y1, or HIS222H1. Students may substitute with another introductory course that emphasizes intersectionality of sexuality, with the approval of the Director or Undergraduate Director.

2. SDS Foundational Courses (1.5 FCE):

3. Thematic Clusters (3.0 FCE): 1.0 FCE from each of the three Thematic Clusters.

4. Capstone: SDS460Y1

5. Other Electives (3.5-4.0 FCE): Remaining credits selected from the SDS Electives Group.

 

 

Major Completion Requirements:

(6 full courses or their equivalent including at least 2.5 FCEs at the SDS 300+ level, 1.0 of which must be at the 400-level)

1. One course from: WGS160Y1NEW240Y1, or HIS222H1. Students may substitute with another introductory course that emphasizes intersectionality of sexuality, with the approval of the Director or Undergraduate Director.

2. 1.0 FCE from the SDS Foundational Courses:

3. Thematic Clusters (1.5 FCE): 0.5 FCE from each of the three Thematic Clusters, with at least 0.5 FCE at 400-level.

4. Capstone requirement (a minimum of 0.5 FCE from the following list):
All 400-level SDS and JNS courses, including: SDS457H1SDS458H1SDS459Y1SDS460Y1SDS485H1; and SDS490Y1

5. Other Electives (1.5-2.5 FCE): Remaining credits from the SDS Electives Group.

 

 

Minor Completion Requirements:

(4 full courses or their equivalent.)

1. One course from: WGS160Y1NEW240Y1, or HIS222H1. Students may substitute with another introductory course that emphasizes intersectionality of sexuality, with the approval of the Director or Undergraduate Director.
2. Thematic Clusters (1.5 FCE): 0.5 FCE from each of the three Thematic Clusters. May substitute 0.5 FCE in this requirement from the list of Capstone courses; refer to the SDS website for current options.

3. Other Electives (1.5-2.0 FCE): Remaining credits selected from the SDS Electives Group.