Fall 2019 - GSWS 101 D100
Gender Talk (3)
Class Number: 2037
Delivery Method: In Person
An interdisciplinary study of the social and cultural construction of gender, and how ideas about masculinity and feminity shape current issues, knowledge, popular culture, and social policy. Students who have completed WS 101 may not take GSWS 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.
Should sex work be legalized? Is pornography sexist? How is gender and sexuality portrayed in popular culture? If you are interested in the ways we live as gendered beings in Canadian society, then GSWS 101 will be of interest to you. This introductory survey course examines the historical and cultural meanings of gender and sexuality, examines how ideas about femininity and masculinity shape our institutions, popular culture, and policies, studies the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, and debates the history and future of feminist activism.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/courses/Educational_Goals.html
- Short Research Assignments 25%
- Mid-term test 20%
- Final Exam 30%
- Participation/Attendance 15%
- Tutorial debates 10%
All tutorial readings available on the GSWS 101 Canvas site
Stephanie Meyer, Twilight. Available at the bookstore, but any edition is acceptable.
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS