WGS Specialization Requirements

Students must be admitted to, and enrolled in, one of the collaborating units, and are expected to meet the admission and degree requirements of both the home department and CWGS. The Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies requirements can be met concurrently with, or in addition to, home unit requirements. Applicants should consult their graduate units for information.

All programs of study should be planned in consultation with the CWGS Graduate Coordinator as well as the Coordinator of Graduate Studies of the student’s home graduate unit. Courses should be selected from an established list of core courses offered by CWGS and cross-listed courses offered by our collaborating units.

Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Collaborative Specialization will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Women and Gender Studies” on their academic transcript in addition to the master’s or doctoral degree from their home graduate unit. This notation does not appear on a student’s graduate diploma. Students will also receive a certificate announcing their completion of the program.

Non-Thesis Master’s Students

FCEsCourseSession
WGS Research Seminar
(Meets once per month. M.A. students are required to attend 80% of the seminars yearly.)
Fall through Winter
.5 FCEWGS5000H Feminist Theories, Histories, Movements IFall
1.0 FCEElective courses with a focus on women, gender, feminist, sexuality, critical race or post-colonial studies, offered in Women and Gender Studies or in other departments and chosen in consultation with and approved by the WGSI Graduate Coordinator. Fall and/or Winter
Learn more about the required course and find pre-approved electives (WGSI courses and cross-listed electives) here.

Thesis Master’s Students

FCEsCourseSession
WGS Research Seminar
(Meets once per month. M.A. students are required to attend 80% of the seminars yearly.)
Fall through Winter
.5 FCEWGS5000H Feminist Theories, Histories, Movements IFall
0.5 FCEElective course with a focus on women, gender, feminist, sexuality, critical race or post-colonial studies, offered in Women and Gender Studies or in other departments and chosen in consultation with and approved by the WGSI Graduate Coordinator. Fall and/or Winter
Thesis, or major paper, must deal with a a subject in the field of women and gender studies.
– Theses will be supervised and evaluated in the same manner as those in the home graduate unit. Normally, at least one cross-listed or core graduate faculty member of WGSI will be a member of the thesis or supervisory committee of students in the program.
Varies
Learn more about the required course and find pre-approved electives (WGSI courses and cross-listed courses) here.

Ph.D. Students

FCEsCourseSession
WGS Research Seminar (Meets once per month)
– Attend 80% of the seminars yearly.
– CWGS Ph.D. students are required to present their work in the seminar at least once before graduating.
Fall through Winter
.5 FCEEither
WGS5000H Feminist Theories, Histories, Movements I (Fall)
Or
WGS5001H Feminist Theories, Histories, Movements II (Winter)
Fall or Winter
0.5 FCEElective course offered in Women and Gender Studies. Fall or Winter
1.0 FCEElective courses with a focus on women, gender, feminist, sexuality, critical race or post-colonial studies, offered in Women and Gender Studies or in other departments and chosen in consultation with and approved by the WGSI Graduate Coordinator.Fall and/or Winter
Doctoral thesis dealing with a subject in the field of women and gender studies.
– Theses will be supervised and evaluated in the same manner as those in the home graduate unit. Normally, at least one cross-listed or core graduate faculty member of WGSI will be a member of the thesis or supervisory committee of student in the program.
Varies
Learn more about the required course and find pre-approved electives (WGSI courses and cross-listed courses) here.