The Sexual Diversity Studies program (Specialist, Major, Minor) enables students to explore, analyze, and challenge the ways in which sexuality shapes people’s lives in both local and global contexts. The program provides vibrant interdisciplinary scholarship and academic learning on the historical and contemporary formations of sexual practices at the intersections of race, class, gender, disability, and citizenship status, among other social relations and processes. Our courses are designed to foster critical conversations of queer and normative sexualities; the formation of sexual, racial, and gender, and gender-non-conforming personhood; and the role of sexuality in culture and politics both in North America and transnationally.
This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.
(10.0 credits, including 4.0 credits at the 300+ level, 1.0 credit of which must be at the 400-level.)
1. One course from: WGS160Y1, NEW240H1/ CSE240H1, or SOC209H1. 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 credits):
- SDS255H1: Histories of Sexuality
- SDS256H1: Methods in Sexual Diversity Studies
- SDS355H1: Theories of Sexuality
3. Thematic Clusters (3.0 credits): 1.0 credit from each of the three Thematic Clusters.
- Politics & Policy
JSU237H1, SDS345H1, SDS365H1, JPS378H1, SDS378H1, JPS315H1, SDS425H1
- Formations & Practices
JSR312H1, SDS377H1, SDS380H1, SDS381H1, SDS382H1, SDS385H1, JNS450H1, SDS465H1
- Media & Aesthetics
CIN336H1, ENG273Y1, JSU325H1; SDS346H1; SDS279H1, SDS470H1, SDS478H1
4. Capstone (1.0 credit): SDS460Y1
5. Other Electives (3.5-4.0 credits): Remaining credits selected from the SDS Electives Group
ANT441H1, ANT456H1, ANT474H1, CAS360H1, CIN213H1, CIN336H1, CLA319H1, CRI380H1, ENG273Y1, GGR456H1, HIS417Y1, ITA315H1, ITA332H1, JNH350H1, JNS450H1, JPS315H1, JPS378H1, JSU237H1, JSU325H1, NEW240H1/ CSE240H1, NEW241Y1/ CSE241Y1, NEW344H1/ CSE344H1, NMC357H1, NMC358H1, PHL243H1, PHS300H1, POL377H1, PSY323H1, RLG235H1, RLG311H1, RLG312H1, RLG313H1, SDS199H1, SDS255H1, SDS256H1, SDS279H1, SDS345H1, SDS346H1, SDS355H1, SDS365H1, SDS375H1, SDS376H1, SDS377H1, SDS378H1, SDS380H1, SDS381H1, SDS382H1, SDS385H1, SDS425H1, SDS455H1, SDS456Y1, SDS458H1, SDS459Y1, SDS460Y1, SDS465H1, SDS470H1, SDS478H1, SDS485H1, SDS490Y1, SOC209H1, SOC309H1, VIC343H1/ REN343H1, WGS160Y1, WGS275H1, WGS374H1, WGS480H1, WGS481H1, WGS369H1, WGS374H1
Other courses, such as Special Topics courses in other Departments or Programs, may be approved by the Director or Undergraduate Director on an individual basis. Students are responsible for checking co- and prerequisites for courses from the SDS Electives Group.
Note: Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College's Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity program will have the new "CSE" designator. In addition, courses associated with Victoria College's Renaissance Studies program will have the new "REN" designator.