Summer 2019 - GEOG 387 D100

Geography and Gender (4)

Class Number: 1449

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    HCC 2510, Vancouver

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 7, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    HCC 1425, Vancouver

  • Prerequisites:

    At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.



Geographical perspectives on gender and sexuality. This course investigates feminist theory in geography and its analysis of home, city, nation, state, global economy, colonialism, and migration.


In recent decades, geographers have begun to recognize the importance of gender in understanding spatial patterns and social dimensions of human activity. This course provides students with an introduction to geographical perspectives on gender and society by actively connecting theory to real world, lived experience. The course will explore a variety of topics related to relationships between gender and the discipline of geography, such as gender and cities, geographies of sexuality, and the gendering and narrating of bodies and lives. We will engage with the work of geographers who have attempted to understand, critique, and unsettle how gender shapes public and private spheres and form the gendered realities of domestic space, workspace, and recreational space. This course will provide students with tools to critically analyze gendered concepts and how these shape spaces and places and to make connections between gender and other forms of identity (e.g., class, race, ethnicity, sexuality).


Upon competition of this course, students will,

  • have a strong understanding of how knowledge production in geography is implicated in the ongoing contestation of gender and other modalities of social difference.
  • develop a strong understanding of how feminist geographers have responded to social issues· develop the tools and knowledge with which to critically analyze gender politics and geography.


  • • Reading responses 20%
  • • Mid-Term Exam 20%
  • • Research Paper 20%
  • • Participation 10%
  • • Experiential learning assignments (2x 15%) 30%



No required textbook(s)
All course readings will be available electronically through Canvas

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