Academic Calendar - 2024

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2024

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Faculty of Social Science - Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Inter-Faculty Program

Note: the Minor in Black Studies is jointly offered by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Faculty of Social Science. This module is the same under both faculties.

Open to all students in the university, the Minor in Black Studies aims to develop students knowledge of the issues facing people from the Black diaspora. The Minor will encompass historical, theoretical, and socio-cultural topics, varying from Black Feminist Thought to contemporary Black cultural practices in Canada and elsewhere. All program courses may be credited toward other undergraduate programs as electives. Any undergraduate student may apply for admission, subject to prerequisites and general university entrance requirements.

Admission Requirements

Completion of GSWS 1030F/G and any 0.5 or 1.0 first-year essay course in Arts and Humanities, Social Science, or Media, Information, and Technoculture. To qualify for admission to the Minor in Black Studies, students must complete first year requirements with an average of 60% in 3.0 courses.

Module/Program Information

4.0 courses:

0.5 course: GSWS 2230F/G.
0.5 course from the following 2000-level courses: GSWS 2320F/G, GSWS 2231F/G, History 2135A/B, Political Science 2533F/G.
0.5 course from the following 3000-level courses: English 3204F/G, English 3573F/G, GSWS 3324F/G, GSWS 3401F/G, GSWS 3420F/G, History 3265F/G, History 3702F/G.
2.5 courses from: Anthropology 2278A/B, Anthropology 3378F/G, English 3344F/G, English 3471F/G, English 3478F/G, Media, Information and Technoculture 3931F/G, Media, Information and Technoculture 3935F/G, French 2141A/B, French 2407A/B, French 3140B, GSWS 2168A/B, GSWS 2170A/B, GSWS 2263F/G, GSWS 2410F/G, GSWS 2411F/G, GSWS 2412F/G, GSWS 2413F/G, GSWS 2414A/B, GSWS 2415A/B, GSWS 2446E, GSWS 2447E, GSWS 3312F/G, GSWS 3340F/G, GSWS 3401F/G, GSWS 3402F/G, GSWS 3420F/G, GSWS 3430F/G, GSWS 3450F/G, GSWS 3451F/G, GSWS 3452F/G, GSWS 3453F/G, GSWS 3455E, GSWS 3456E, GSWS 3461F/G, GSWS 4430F/G, GSWS 4431F/G, GSWS 4432F/G, GSWS 4607F/G, Geography 2030A/B, History 2135A/B, History 2310F/G, History 3340F/G, History 3814F/G, History 4315F/G, History 4351F/G, History 4607F/G, Philosophy 4107F/G, Philosophy 4751F/G, Political Science 3205F/G, Political Science 4204F/G, Art History 3620F/G.

Students may include among their 2.5 courses any courses from the two lists of 2000-level and 3000-level courses that are not specifically being used to meet those requirements. E.g., a student who counts GSWS 2320F toward the 2000-level requirement may take any or all of GSWS 2321F/G, History 2135A/B or Political Science 2533F/G toward the final requirement for 2.5 courses.

Students should note that some courses may have department-specific prerequisites. Where these exist, the student must either attain the prerequisite or request special permission to take the course without the prerequisite.