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Sexual Diversity Studies

Sexual Diversity Studies: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Arts and Science

Participating Degree Programs

Adult Education and Community Development—MA, MEd, PhD
Anthropology—MA, MSc, PhD
Cinema Studies—MA
Classics—MA, PhD
Comparative Literature—MA, PhD
Counselling and Clinical Psychology—MA, PhD
Counselling Psychology—MEd, EdD
Criminology and Sociolegal Studies—MA, PhD
Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development—MA, MEd, PhD
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies—MA, PhD
East Asian Studies—MA, PhD
Educational Leadership and Policy—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
English—MA, PhD
Exercise Sciences—MSc, PhD
French Language and Literature—MA, PhD
Geography—MA, PhD
Higher Education—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
History—MA, PhD
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology—MA, PhD
History of Art—MA, PhD
Information—MI
Information Studies—PhD
Italian Studies—MA, PhD
Law—LLM, MSL, SJD
Linguistics—MA, PhD
Medieval Studies—MA, PhD
Museum Studies—MMSt
Music—MA, PhD
Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations—MA, PhD
Philosophy—MA, PhD
Political Science—MA, PhD
Psychology—MA, PhD
Public Health Sciences—MPH, MSc, PhD
Public Policy—MPP
Religion—MA, PhD
Social Justice Education—MA, MEd, EdD, PhD
Social Work—MSW, PhD
Sociology—MA, PhD
Visual Studies—MVS
Women and Gender Studies—MA, PhD

Supporting Unit

Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies​

Overview

The Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies, offered by the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, is rigorously interdisciplinary and recognizes sexual diversity studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry. While it has emerged as an autonomous scholarly area, many of those who work within it engage questions of gender, ethnicity, race, Aboriginal status, (dis)ability, and class, to highlight the importance of exploring their interaction with sexual differences.

The graduate degree programs listed above participate in the collaborative specialization. From their home departments, students may take up questions from their own disciplinary or programmatic perspective, but explore it through the theoretical and methodological lens of sexuality studies. Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: http://sds.utoronto.ca/
Email: sexual.diversity@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-6276 for general inquiries
Fax: (416) 971-2027

Director, Sexual Diversity Studies Collaborative Specialization
Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto
Room 251, University College
15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
Canada

Sexual Diversity Studies: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Each graduate student in the collaborative specialization shall be enrolled in a participating degree pro​gram in the graduate unit where the research is conducted, which is known as the home graduate unit. The student shall meet the admission requirements of both the home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the participating graduate unit, and meet the requirements of the collaborative specialization as follows:

    • 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) core course in Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS 1000H)

    • 0.5 FCE in other courses with substantial treatment of sexual diversity

    • thesis or major research paper (if applicable) must be on a sexual diversity studies topic.

  • Courses may be counted towards the 0.5 FCE beyond the core course if a significant portion of the course addresses questions related to sexuality, or if most of the session work completed in association with it explores such questions.

  • All course selection for the additional 0.5 FCE must be approved by the collaborative specialization director.

Sexual Diversity Studies: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Each graduate student in the collaborative specialization shall be enrolled in a participating degree program in the graduate unit where the research is conducted, which is known as the home graduate unit. The student shall meet the admission requirements of both the home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the participating graduate unit; and meet the requirements of the collaborative specialization as follows:

    • ​​​​0.5 FCE core course in Sexual Diversity Studies (SDS 1000H)

    • 0.5 FCE in other courses with substantial treatment of sexual diversity

    • thesis or major research paper (if applicable) must be on a sexual diversity studies topic.

  • Doctoral students in the program who have completed the collaborative specialization at the master's level will not be required to repeat SDS 1000H. All course selection for the additional 0.5 FCE must be approved by the collaborative specialization director.

  • The doctoral thesis committee should include at least one faculty member associated with Sexual Diversity Studies. In most cases, the supervisor would be associated with Sexual Diversity Studies, though in some cases, the student's particular analytical perspective will suggest another faculty member in her or his discipline.

  • The student's course of study and overall progress will be reviewed annually by the collaborative specialization director, though ultimate responsibility for the student's progress will remain with the graduate chair of the home program.

Sexual Diversity Studies: Courses

​SDS 1000H
Theoretical and Method​ological Issues in Sexual Diversity Studies​
SDS 1002H​
​Comparative Disciplinary Approaches: A Research Seminar (prerequisite: SDS 1000H or permission of the instructor)​