Gender, and Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Chair
Lara Campbell

lcampbel@sfu.ca
778-782-5526
AQ 5096

Undergraduate Advisor
Roberta Neilson

gswsmgr@sfu.ca
778-782-3593
AQ 5103

Drop-in Advising:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Wednesdays or by appointment

Joint Majors

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Anthropology

 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements


Students may declare the GSWS portion of this Plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 units, including all of

  • SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)
  • SA 201W - Anthropology and Contemporary Life (A) (4)
  • SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

and two additional 200 division courses in anthropology and/or sociology

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units, including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 units, including both of

  • SA 301 - Contemporary Ethnography (A) (4)
  • SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)

and 12 additional upper division units chosen from anthropology (A), or sociology or anthropology (S or A) courses when they are designated as anthropology

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Criminology

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the School of Criminology have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

 

Interested students should contact advisors in both departments. To be admitted, students must satisfy admission requirements for both departments. Students may declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender. Sexuality and Women's Studies.

 

Continuance

To continue in this program, students must maintain a cumulative 2.25 GPA and cannot enrol in upper division CRIM courses with a CGPA of less than that. However, a student whose CGPA is between 2.00 and 2.25 may be eligible to apply for admission to the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies major program.

Lower Division Criminology Requirements

All criminology lower division requirements must be completed with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.25 before applying to the school for program acceptance, and before admittance is granted to undertake the upper division criminology courses. A C- grade or better is required in all required courses.

Students complete a minimum 60 units including all of

  • CRIM 101 Introduction to Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 103 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 104 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)
  • CRIM 131 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)
  • CRIM 135 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)
  • CRIM 213 Women and Criminal Justice (3)
  • CRIM 220 Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 230 Criminal Law (3)
  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • SA 150 Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

and one of

  • PHIL XX1 Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHIL 100W Knowledge and Reality (3)
  • PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)
  • PHIL 120W Introduction to Moral Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 144 Introduction to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (3)
  • PHIL 150 History of Philosophy I (3)
  • PHIL 151 History of Philosophy II (3)
  • PHIL 220 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 280 Introduction to Existentialism (3)

and one of

  • POL 100 Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
  • POL 151 The Administration of Justice (3)

and one of

  • STAT 100 Chance and Data Analysis (3)
  • STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics (3)
  • STAT 203 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division Criminology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 25 upper division units in criminology with a minimum CGPA of 2.25 including all of

  • CRIM 300W Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 320 Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 321 Qualitative Research Methods in Criminology (3)
  • CRIM 330 Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

Students in this joint major program are not permitted to complete CRIM 301, 369 nor 462. The remaining required units may be selected at the student's discretion. The following courses are recommended.

  • CRIM 311 Minorities and the Criminal Justice System (3)
  • CRIM 316 Sexual Offenders and Sexual Offences (3)
  • CRIM 333 Gender, Law and the State (3)
  • CRIM 432 Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession (3)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences breadth requirements must be completed so general electives should be considered for that purpose.

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & English

 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of English have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This Joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

Students may declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.


Lower Division English Requirements

 

Students complete the lower division requirement of the English major program, as follows.

Students complete two of

  • ENGL 101W Introduction to Fiction * (3)
  • ENGL 102W Introduction to Poetry * (3)
  • ENGL 103W Introduction to Drama * (3)
  • ENGL 104W Introduction to Prose Genres * (3)
  • ENGL 105W Introduction to Issues in Literature and Culture * (3)
  • ENGL 199W Introduction to University Writing * (3)

*any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing

and one of

  • ENGL 201 Medieval Literature (3)
  • ENGL 203 Early Modern Literature (3)

and one of

  • ENGL 205 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)
  • ENGL 206 Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3)

and any two of

  • ENGL 201 Medieval Literature ** (3)
  • ENGL 203 Early Modern Literature ** (3)
  • ENGL 205 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature ** (3)
  • ENGL 206 Nineteenth Century Literatures in English ** (3)
  • ENGL 207 Twentieth Century Literatures in English ** (3)
  • ENGL 210W Writing and Critical Thinking ** (3)
  • ENGL 212 Metrics and Prosody ** (3)
  • ENGL 214 History and Principles of Rhetoric ** (3)
  • ENGL 216 History and Principles of Literary Criticism ** † (3)

**any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English
** any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English
 recommended

 

Students who have completed a flexible pre-major with 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English major should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to major in English are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the
undergraduate advisor upon completing all lower division requirements.

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units, including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division English Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 units, including one of

  • ENGL 300 Old English (4)
  • ENGL 304 Studies in Medieval Literature (4)
  • ENGL 306 Chaucer (4)
  • ENGL 310 Studies in Early Modern Literature Excluding Shakespeare (4)
  • ENGL 311 Early Shakespeare (4)
  • ENGL 313 Late Shakespeare (4)
  • ENGL 315 Studies in Seventeenth Century Non-Dramatic Literature (4)
  • ENGL 320 Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1800) (4)
  • ENGL 322 Studies in the Eighteenth Century British Novel (4)

and one of

  • ENGL 354 Studies in Canadian Literature before 1920 (4)
  • ENGL 357 Studies in Canadian Literature since 1920 (4)
  • ENGL 359 Studies in the Literature of British Columbia (4)

and 12 units of upper division English, four of which must be at the 400 division, excluding directed studies courses (ENGL 441, 442, 443 and 444).

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

 

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & History

 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of History have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

Students mav declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

Lower Division History Requirements

 

Students complete 18 units in 100 and 200 division history courses, including at least six units in 100 division history courses.

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division History Requirements

Students complete 24 units of 300 and 400 division history courses, of which 12 units must be in 400 division courses. Students complete at least one from each group (see below).

Group 1 – Europe

  • HIST 307 Selected Topics in Hellenic Studies (4)
  • HIST 308 Byzantium from Constantine to the end of the Dark Ages: 4th to the 9th Centuries (4)
  • HIST 315 Politics and Society in England, 1500-1707 (4)
  • HIST 316 English Society since the Mid 18th Century (4)
  • HIST 319 The Modern French Nation (4)
  • HIST 320 European Reformation (4)
  • HIST 321 State and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)
  • HIST 331 Germany from the Reformation to 1815 (4)
  • HIST 332 Politics and Culture in Modern Germany (4)
  • HIST 334 The Making of Imperial Russia (4)
  • HIST 335 The Soviet Project (4)
  • HIST 336 Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)
  • HIST 337 The Balance of Power in Europe (4)
  • HIST 338 World War II (4)
  • HIST 339 The British Empire and Commonwealth (4)
  • HIST 345W Selected Topics in European History (4)
  • HIST 360 History of Science: Greeks to Newton (4)
  • HIST 361 The History of Science: The Eighteenth Century to the Present (4)
  • HIST 362 Ireland from the Penal Era to Partition (4)
  • HIST 401 Problems in Modern German History (4)
  • HIST 402 Renaissance Italy (4)
  • HIST 403 The European Reformation (4)
  • HIST 404 Protestants, Papists and Puritans: Culture and Belief in Early Modern England, 1500-1640 (4)
  • HIST 407 Popular Culture in Great Britain and Europe (4)
  • HIST 411 Class and Gender in Modern Europe (4)
  • HIST 412 Marxism and the Writing of History (4)
  • HIST 415 Victorian Britain (4)
  • HIST 416 The French Revolution (4)
  • HIST 417 Problems in Modern French History (4)
  • HIST 419 Problems in Modern Russian History (4)
  • HIST 420 Russia as a Multiethnic Empire (4)
  • HIST 421 Modern Greece, 1864-1925 (4)
  • HIST 422 Greece, 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance (4)
  • HIST 439 Catholicism in Early Modern Europe (4)
  • HIST 462 Religion, Ethnicity, and Politics in Twentieth Century Northern Ireland (4)

Group 2 – The Americas

  • HIST 322 Atlantic and Pacific Migration (4)
  • HIST 325 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 * (4) or
  • FNST 325 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America to 1850 * (4)
  • HIST 326 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North American Since 1850 ** (4) or
  • FNST 326 History of Aboriginal Peoples of North America Since 1850 ** (4)
  • HIST 327 Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)
  • HIST 329 Canadian Family History (4)
  • HIST 373 Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)
  • HIST 374W Selected Topics in the History of the Americas (4)
  • HIST 376 North American West (4)
  • HIST 377 Environmental History (4)
  • HIST 382 African-American History, since 1865 (4)
  • HIST 424 Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (4)
  • HIST 425 Gender and History (4)
  • HIST 426 State Power and Social Regulation in North America (4)
  • HIST 427 Problems in the History of Aboriginal Peoples (4)
  • HIST 428 Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4)
  • HIST 430 New France (4)
  • HIST 432 Problems in Environmental History (4)
  • HIST 436 British Columbia (4)
  • HIST 442 America's Empires (4)
  • HIST 444 Conceptualizing Atlantic Canada (4)
  • HIST 450 Race, Expansion and War in the Early American Republic (4)
  • HIST 453 The United States in Depression and War (4)
  • HIST 454 The History of Sexuality (4)
  • HIST 455 Race in the Americas (4)
  • HIST 458 Problems in Latin American Regional History (4)
  • HIST 459 Problems in the Political and Social History Latin America (4)

*only one of FNST 325 and HIST 325 can be completed for credit
**only one of FNST 326 and HIST 326 can be completed for credit

Group 3 – Africa, Middle East, Asia

  • HIST 343 Africa and the Slave Trade (4)
  • HIST 344 Themes in Modern East Africa (4)
  • HIST 348 A History of Twentieth Century South Africa (4)
  • HIST 350 The Ottoman Empire and Turkey (4)
  • HIST 352 Religion and Politics in Modern Iran (4)
  • HIST 354 Imperialism and Modernity in the Middle East (4)
  • HIST 355 The Arab Middle East in the Twentieth Century (4)
  • HIST 366 Social History of China since 1800 (4)
  • HIST 368W Selected Topics in the History of the Wider World (4)
  • HIST 371 The Asia-Pacific War in Modern Japanese History (4)
  • HIST 388 Christianity and Globalization (4)
  • HIST 456 The Late Ottoman Empire: State, Culture and Social Transformation, 1750-1923 (4)
  • HIST 457 The Turkish Republic: Politics, Society, and Culture, 1918-Present (4)
  • HIST 465 The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (4)
  • HIST 466 Religion and Society in Africa, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (4)
  • HIST 467 Modern Egypt (4)
  • HIST 468 Problems in the History of Religion (4)
  • HIST 469 Islamic Social and Intellectual History (4)
  • HIST 371 The Asia-Pacific War in Modern Japanese History (4)
  • HIST 472 Problems in World History (4)
  • HIST 473 The Making of South African Society (4)
  • HIST 479 Change, Conflict and Resistance in Twentieth-Century China (4)

Group 4 – Global/Comparative

  • HIST 300 Approaches to History (4)
  • HIST 322 Atlantic and Pacific Migration (4)
  • HIST 334 The Making of Imperial Russia (4)
  • HIST 335 The Soviet Project (4)
  • HIST 373 Conquest in North America, 1500-1900 (4)
  • HIST 376 North American West (4)
  • HIST 388 Christianity and Globalization (4)
  • HIST 412 Marxism and the Writing of History (4)
  • HIST 420 Russia as a Multiethnic Empire (4)
  • HIST 425 Gender and History (4)
  • HIST 442 America's Empires (4)
  • HIST 454 The History of Sexuality (4)
  • HIST 466 Religion and Society in Africa, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (4)
  • HIST 469 Islamic Social and Intellectual History (4)
  • HIST 472 Problems in World History (4)

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

 

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Humanities

This inter-department program explores relationships between humanities and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. Students plan their program with advisors in each department.

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete a total of 18 units, including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

and additional lower division GSWS units for a total of 15 units.

Lower Division Humanities Requirements

Students complete a total of 15 units, including

  • HUM 101W Introduction to the Humanities (3)

and one of

  • HUM 102W Classical Mythology (3)
  • HUM 105 Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era (3)
  • HUM 130 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)

and one of

  • HUM 201 Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)
  • HUM 202 Great Texts: Renaissance to Modernity (3)
  • HUM 203 Great Texts: Asian Thought and Literature (3)

and two further lower division humanities courses.

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division units in gender, sexuality, and women's studies courses.

With permission of the department, one course of designated gender, sexuality, and women's studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course.

Upper Division Humanities Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 units in upper division humanities courses, and the following are recommended.

  • HUM 320 The Humanities and Philosophy (4)
  • HUM 321 The Humanities and Critical Thinking (4)
  • HUM 325 The Humanities and the Natural World (4)

 

 

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Political Science

 

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of Political Science have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

Students may declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.



Lower Division Requirements

 

Political Science

Students complete a total of 15 units, including one of

  • POL 100 Introduction to Politics and Government (3)
  • POL 101W Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

and one of

  • IS 240 Research Methods in International Studies (3)
  • POL 201 Research Methods in Political Science * (3)
  • STAT 203 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

*recommended

and an additional nine lower division units.

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units, including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division Requirements

Political Science

Students complete 24 upper division units. It is strongly recommended that POL 416 be included.

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

 

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Psychology

The Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Department of Psychology have complementary interests in gender, sexuality, and women's issues. This joint major is for those who share these interests. Students are encouraged to plan to their program in consultation with advisors in both departments.

Admission Requirements

 

To be admitted to the Psychology portion of this plan, students must complete

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 210 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

and must obtain a final course grade of C (2.0) or better in

  • PSYC 201W-4 Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

The above requirement applies to courses transferred from other institutions as well as to courses completed at Simon Fraser University.

Students may declare the GSWS portion of this plan upon successful completion of one GSWS course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies.

 

 

Course Selection

Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210 as soon as possible.

The Psychology Department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a major in psychology.

To enrol in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors. See PSYC courses for details.

The Psychology Department reserves one hundred percent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enrol in these upper division courses until the open enrolment date.

 

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

  • PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 201W Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology*(4)
  • PSYC 210 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology*(4)

*with a final course grade of C (2.0) or better

and two of

  • PSYC 221-3 Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 241-3 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 260-3 Introduction to Social Psychology
  • PSYC 268-3 Introduction to Law and Psychology
  • PSYC 280-3 Introduction to Biological Psychology

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 upper division units in psychology courses, including PSYC 308. No more than three of these units may be in directed studies. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

 

 

Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division GSWS units including two of

  • GSWS 100 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
  • GSWS 101 Gender Talk (3)
  • GSWS 102 Feminist Action (3)

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division GSWS units. Courses which have high GSWS content may be considered for credit towards this plan. With the approval of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, students may use as substitution credit one upper division course offered by another department.

 

Directed Studies Courses

  • PSYC 493 Directed Studies (3)
  • PSYC 494 Directed Studies (3)
  • PSYC 495 Directed Studies (3)

Enrolment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest. Common reasons for a student requesting such a course are

  • to continue a reading or research project begun in a 400 division seminar
  • to cover material not included in regular courses

The minimum requirement is a B (3.0) average, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form (available at http://www.psyc.sfu.ca/ugrad) with the intended instructor.

Letters of Permission

See Courses at Other Institutions/Letters of Permission within Enrolment Policies and Procedures for information. The department does not normally approve letters of permission for enrolled Simon Fraser University students to complete PSYC 201, 210 and 301 at a different institution. Such permission may be granted for other courses. Enquire of the psychology undergraduate advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Major in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies & Sociology

The Departments of Sociology and Anthropology, and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies have common interests in gender, sexuality, and women’s issues and social sciences teaching and research. This joint major is for those who share these interests.

Lower Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a total of 15 units, including all of

  • SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology (A)
  • SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology (S)
  • SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory (S)
  • SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research (S or A)
  • STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

*SA 231 is highly recommended

Lower Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete a total of 18 units including two of

  • GSWS 100-3 Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies
  • GSWS 101-3 Gender Talk
  • GSWS 102-3 Feminist Action

Upper Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 units, including all of

  • SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought (S)
  • SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods (S or A)

Students must also complete an additional 12 units of upper division SA credit.

Upper Division Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Requirements

Students complete 20 upper division gender, sexuality, and women's studies units. Exceptionally and only with department permission, one course designated as GSWS credit offered by another department may be substituted for one GSWS course.