Graduate Courses

The following are the 2017-18 graduate courses offered at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice.

GRSJ 500 (3): Intersectional Issues in Social Justice and Equality Studies
Term 1-2

A two-term seminar organized around the bi-weekly Wednesday Lecture Series, readings, discussions and faculty seminars. Required for first year MA and PhD students.

Instructor: Dr. Dina Al-Kassim


GRSJ 501 (3): Issues in Decolonizing and Feminist Methodologies
Term 2

Required for first year MA and PhD students.

Instructor: Dr. Leonora Angeles


GRSJ 502 (3): Issues in Gender, Sexuality and Critical Race Theories
Term 1

Introduces students to key issues at the intersection of Queer, Trans, Feminist and Critical Race Theories.  We will examine a variety of cultural texts (eg, fiction, film) and new models of academic and cultural engagement with a radical democratic politics. Required for first year MA and PhD students.

Instructor: Dr. Denise Ferreira da Silva


GRSJ 504A (3):  Decolonizing Praxis for Social Justice and Equality Studies: A Practicum
Term 2

Students will draw on theoretical knowledge acquired in GRSJ studies to participate in a diverse range of community organizations working towards socio-political, economic and cultural transformation.  As is the case with all UBC practice-related courses, this course requires a Criminal Record Check.

Note: this course is cross-listed with GRSJ 480

Instructor: Dr. Kim Snowden


GRSJ 505A (3): Directed Reading
Sec 002, Term 1
Sec 003, Term 2

Undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member selected by the student, with the approval of the GRSJ Graduate Chair. For form/instructions contact e-mail the GRSJ Office or phone 604-822-9171. Restricted to students in GRSJ graduate programs.


GRSJ 505B (6): Directed Reading
Sec 001, Term 1-2

Undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member selected by the student, with the approval of the GRSJ Graduate Chair. For form/instructions contact e-mail the GRSJ Office or phone 604-822-9171.  Restricted to students in GRSJ graduate programs.


GRSJ 510 (3): Extended Essay

Non-thesis option for student enrolled in the GRSJ Master of Arts program.


GRSJ 520B (9): MA thesis

GRSJ 606 (0): PhD Thesis