Fall 2020 - GSWS 100 D100
Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
Class Number: 6599
Delivery Method: In Person
An introduction to issues in the study of sex, sexual identity, and sexual culture. Focused on contemporary theories of sexuality as well as representations in fiction, film and popular media from diverse cultural contexts. Students who have completed GDST 200 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
GSWS 100 introduces students to major contemporary issues in sexuality studies through an exploration of how sex is portrayed, talked about, and evaluated in different media and cultural contexts. Topics covered include: an overview of sexuality theories; media culture and sexualization; social media and the public/private boundaries of sex; sex on screen; sexual identity in media; sexual identity and consumer culture; trans media and non-binary language of gender; technology and the future of sex.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/undergraduate/courses/Educational_Goals.html
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Mid-Term Exam 30%
- Research Assignment 30%
- Final Exam 30%
SYNCHRONOUS and/or ASYNCHRONOUS CLASS SCHEDULING
- All lectures are pre-recorded and can be accessed anytime on Canvas.
- There will be a weekly live Ask Me Anything session with Professor Leung via Blackboard on Canvas. Participation at the AMA is optional. See Canvas for session time.
- Tutorial participation with TA via Blackboard on Canvas is required. Students can participate via chat, video, or audio at the assigned tutorial session time.
- Occasionally, lecture material will consist of images and videos showing nudity, graphic sexuality, and explicit language.
- All sexual content shown is of a consensual nature.
- Certain images and themes discussed in class may be controversial for some. Please contact me if you feel uncomfortable about any material and I will try my best to find solutions.
All required readings are available for download on Canvas.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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
TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).