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Arts Academic Plans

Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies

Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies
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Continuation in this academic plan requires a cumulative minimum overall average of 60% and a cumulative minimum Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major average of 70%.

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies academic plan includes successful completion of the following requirements:

  1. Appropriate Program-level requirements. See Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements.
  2. Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies Plan-level requirements:

Notes

  1. Students are encouraged to make note of course prerequisites and discuss their Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) plan and course progression with the SMF academic advisor.
  2. No one course may fulfil more than one requirement within any SMF plan.

Arts and Business (Co-op and Regular)

Students may combine the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies academic plan with Arts and Business. In addition to the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies requirements, students must also complete the Arts and Business requirements.

Honours double majors

Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies may be taken in combination with most Arts majors in which an Honours major is offered or with many Honours majors in other faculties. For further information, see the Double majors section of Available Arts Academic Plans.

Human Services Practicum Specialization

In combination with the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies plan-level requirements listed above, students interested in pursuing the Human Services Practicum Specialization will be required to fulfil the following requirements:

  • a minimum Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major average of 75%
  • successful completion of four additional courses, for a total of 10.5 academic course units (20 courses) in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies:

Notes

  1. The Human Services Practicum Specialization is only open to students majoring in an Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies academic plan.
  2. SMF 490 and SMF 491 include both a weekly seminar component (three hours) and a weekly unpaid practicum placement (15 hours).
  3. Students may be required to compete against students from this and other institutions for placements; community agencies reserve the right to interview student candidates and select successful candidate(s) for the position(s).
  4. Students must achieve a cumulative major average of at least 75% in all SMF and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies approved courses counted towards their Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major.
  5. Students who have completed courses towards this specialization but are not able to sustain the required 75% major average but are still eligible for Honours standing will normally be allowed to continue in the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major but without the specialization.
  6. Students may enroll in either the Human Services Practicum Specialization or the Intensive Research Specialization, but not both. However, students who choose the Human Services Practicum Specialization may also apply to enroll in the SMF thesis courses.

Intensive Research Specialization

In combination with the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies plan-level requirements listed above, students interested in pursuing the Intensive Research Specialization will be required to fulfil the following requirements:

  • a minimum Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major average of 75%
  • successful completion of four additional courses, for a total of 10.5 academic course units (20 courses) in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies:

Notes

  1. The Intensive Research Specialization is only open to students majoring in an Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies academic plan.
  2. Students must achieve a cumulative major average of at least 75% in all SMF and Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies approved courses counted towards their Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major.
  3. Students who have completed courses towards this specialization but are not able to sustain the required 75% major average but are still eligible for Honours standing will normally be allowed to continue in the Honours Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies major but without the specialization.
  4. Students may enroll in either the Human Services Practicum Specialization or the Intensive Research Specialization, but not both.

Further Information

Contact the Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies Department at St. Jerome's University.

 


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