CSIS Minor

Minor in Critical Studies in Sexuality (CSIS)

In order to be accepted into the CSIS Minors program, students need to declare their minor using the Student Service Centre at third-year standing. Course selection must be approved by the CSIS Program Advisor.
Course selection must be approved by the CSIS Program Advisor using the following form (coming soon)
6 credits can be double counted between a major and minor.
30 credits are required for the CSIS Minor, subject to the following program requirements:

First & Second Years

  • CSIS 200 – Critical Engagements in Sexuality Studies
  • 9 credits from
    • GRSJ 100- and 200-level courses (approval not needed)
    • Approved 100- and 200-level courses that provide appropriate preparation for the minor with some focus on critical sexuality studies. Students have lots of flexibility in course selection, including but not limited to the following:
      • Asian Studies (ASIA)
      • Asian Canadian Migration Studies (ACAM)
      • Anthropology (ANTH)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • English (ENGL)
      • Family Studies (FMST)
      • First Nations Studies (FNIS)
      • History (HIST)
      • Political Science (POLI)
      • Psychology (PSYC)
      • Sociology (SOCI)

Third & Fourth Years

  • CSIS 300 (3/6) Introduction to Critical Studies in Sexuality
  • 15 credits from:
    • CSIS 301 (3): Introduction to Trans* Studies
    • CSIS 450 (3-6) Topics in Critical Studies in Sexuality
    • CSIS 490* (3/6) Directed Topics
    • CSIS 500 (3/6) Critical Studies in Sexuality: Multidisciplinary Approaches
    • Approved 300- and 400-level courses with significant focus on sexuality in content, readings, or projects. Students have lots of flexibility in course selection, including but not limited to the following:
      • Asian Studies (ASIA)
      • Asian Canadian Migration Studies (ACAM)
      • Anthropology (ANTH)
      • Art History (ARTH)
      • English (ENGL)
      • Family Studies (FMST)
      • First Nations Studies (FNIS)
      • History (HIST)
      • Political Science (POLI)
      • Psychology (PSYC)
      • Sociology (SOCI)

* CSIS 490 is a Directed Studies Course open to 3rd and 4th year students working with GRSJ and CSIS faculty. For information and to apply, please go here


CSIS course descriptions can be found here.