Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Programs

MA Requirements:

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 Program. To receive approval please submit the following form, along with a course syllabus, electronically to sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca.

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 Program must approve the topic as compatible with the requirements of the program.

PhD Requirements:

Candidates admitted to the doctoral program will be required to take the Collaborative Program’s core course – SDS1000H, and at least an additional 0.5 FCE in the area of sexuality, subject to the Collaborate Program director’s approval. Students who have completed the Collaborative Program 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 sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca.

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 Program 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 sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca.

All students’ courses of study and overall progress will be reviewed annually by the Collaborative Program 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 sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca.

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:

                                   Master’s Level

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 Program director is responsible for certifying the completion of the Collaborative Program 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 Program, student transcripts will indicate that they have completed all the requirements for the “Collaborative Program in Sexual Diversity Studies.”