Summer 2020 - GSWS 210 D100
Gender Today (3)
Class Number: 5095
Delivery Method: In Person
An interdisciplinary exploration of aspects of gender theory and experience.
This course explores the key discourse around race and health with a focus on gendered bodies. It begins with an examination into the social construction of women’s bodies, through the lens of race, ethnicity and feminism. The course also examines ideas and beliefs pertaining to body image, aging and sexuality and the role that these play in influencing health experiences and outcomes. Of critical importance, the course brings to bear, the voices of women with lived experiences of illness, their coping strategies and acts of resistance to challenge systems of racial inequity. Broadly interdisciplinary in its concerns, this course is suitable for students across all disciplines.
1. Introduce students to debates around some of the issues that influence health, in particular gender and race;
2. Provide opportunities for students to develop critical writing and advanced critical thinking skills;
3. Equip students with the ability to logically develop and sustain theoretical arguments;
4. Provide opportunities for students’ to further develop their research skills
5. To think constructively around providing peer reviews and feedback.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/courses/Educational_Goals.html
- 1. Group (pair) Presentation 20%
- 2. Mid-term Exam (in-class) 20%
- 3. Final paper 30%
- 4. Class participation 10%
- 5. In class Discussion 15%
- 6. Peer Feedback 5%
A combination of academic journal articles and book chapters and audio-visual material accessible via Canvas and through the SFU library.
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 SUMMER 2020Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.
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) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.