Students will be required to take the core course offered by SDS itself – SDS1000H. This 0.5 FCE requirement must be supplemented by at least another 0.5 FCE in the area of sexuality. Courses may be counted toward the 0.5 FCE required beyond the core course if a significant portion of the course addresses questions related to sexuality, or if most of the term work completed in it explores such questions. All such course selections must be approved by the director of the Collaborative Specialization. To receive approval please submit the following form, along with a course syllabus, electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the home program makes provision for a Master’s thesis or research paper, the focus of the paper or thesis must be on a sexual diversity studies topic. The director of the Collaborative Specialization must approve the topic as compatible with the requirements of the program.
Candidates admitted to the doctoral program will be required to take the Collaborative Specialization’s core course – SDS1000H, and at least an additional 0.5 FCE in the area of sexuality, subject to the Collaborate Specialization director’s approval. Students who have completed the Collaborative Specialization at the Master’s level will not be required to take SDS1000H a second time, and therefore only will be required to take another 0.5 FCE in the area of sexuality. To receive approval please submit the following form, along with a course syllabus, electronically to email@example.com.
All students will pursue a dissertation topic related to sexual diversity, and include on the thesis committee at least one faculty member associated with SDS. (In most cases, the supervisor would be associated with SDS, though in some cases, the student’s particular analytical perspective will suggest another faculty member in her/his discipline.) The director of the Collaborative Specialization must approve the topic as compatible with the requirements of the program. We ask that students submit a copy of their thesis proposal as well as a list of committee members for review and approval to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students’ courses of study and overall progress will be reviewed annually by the Collaborative Specialization Director, though the ultimate responsibility for the student’s progress will remain with the graduate chair of the home program.
Doctoral students are expected to participate in a variety of other activities programmed by the Bonham Centre, including the Student Research Colloquium, conferences, and speaker series.
Current List of Approved 0.5 FCE Credits
This table lists sample courses which have been or are currently approved as additional half credits. Students are welcome and encouraged to propose credits beyond this list, including independent studies and reading courses. To receive approval please submit the following form, along with a course syllabus, electronically to email@example.com.
AEC1207H Counselling Topics in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Diversity
ANT6033 Advanced Research Seminar III Anthropology of Gender
APD1214H Critical Multicultural Practice: Diversity Issues in Counselling
CHL5109H Gender and Health
COL5018H Gender, Agency, and Life Writing
CTL1998H Independent Read & Research: Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis & Curriculum
EDU5576H Sexualities In Schooling: Approaches To Anti-Homophobia Education
ENG6552H Law and Literature
ENG5588H Free Love?: Conjugal Politics and American Literature
EXS5507H Desire and Bodies in Place
FRE1204H Literature Seminar III: Literary Genres
JDC5102H Queering Performance: Artaud, Fassbinder, A Feminist Investigation
MSL4000Y Exhibition Project
MUS2113H Musically Queer
SES1992H Feminism & Poststructuralism in Education
SES2998H Individual Reading and Research in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education:
SES2999H Special Topics in Sociological Research: Queer Theory in Education
SOC6019H Gender Relations I
SWK4609H Sexuality, Sexual Diversity of Social Work Practice
TPS1426H The History of Gender and Education in Canada
WGS1001H Feminism, Transnationalism and Postcolonialism
WGS1027H Special Topics in Queer Studies and Feminism
Completion of Requirements:
The Collaborative Specialization director is responsible for certifying the completion of the Collaborative Specialization requirements. The home graduate unit is solely responsible for the approval of the student’s home degree requirements. Upon the completion of requirements of the home program and the Collaborative Specialization , student transcripts will indicate that they have completed all the requirements for the “Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies.”