Admission to this certificate is discontinued effective September 1, 2022. Students currently enrolled in the certificate will be permitted to graduate upon fulfilment of the certificate requirements by August 31, 2025.
The Certificate in Critical Security Studies is intended to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools to analyze social issues associated with the mass development of new security projects, including those related to immigration and borders, digital privacy, surveillance, risk, health and population security, human security, terrorism, the environment, nationalism, the economy, and others. All degree courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general admission requirements.
Enrolment in second or third year of an Honours Program, or a minimum modular average of 70% in a Major module. Enrolment in the fourth year by department permission. This is a limited enrolment program and possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.
To qualify for the Certificate in Critical Security Studies, students must achieve an overall average of 65% in the following 5.0 courses:
2.0 courses from: Sociology 3342F/G or Political Science 3342F/G; Sociology 3387F/G or Political Science 3387F/G; Sociology 4480E or Political Science 4480E.
1.0 course from: Disability Studies 2214A/B, Disability Studies 2272F/G, English 2071F/G, English 2073F/G, History 2133, Philosophy 2268F/G, Philosophy 2272F/G, Psychology 2031A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 2302A/B, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3360F/G or Religious Studies 3360F/G, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3361F/G, Social Justice and Peace Studies 3367F/G.
2.0 courses from: Sociology 2108F/G, Sociology 2200E, Sociology 2239, Sociology 3318F/G, Sociology 3337F/G, Sociology 3349F/G, Sociology 3354F/G, Sociology 3355F/G, Sociology 3363F/G, Sociology 3371F/G, Sociology 3378F/G, Sociology 3382F/G, Sociology 3390F/G, Sociology 3391F/G, Political Science 3301F/G, Political Science 3361F/G or Sociology 3351F/G, Political Science 4407F/G, Political Science 4432F/G.