Fall 2022 - GSWS 100 D100
Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
Class Number: 3392
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 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:
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- Tutorial Attendance 10%
- Mid-Term Exam 30%
- Research Assignment 30%
- Final Exam 30%
Description of Assignments
Tutorial Attendance: Tutorial attendance is a course requirement. This grade will reflect a student’s attendance record.
Mid-Term Exam: An exam on material learnt during the first half of the course.
Research Assignment: An exercise that requires students to conduct research on an assigned topic and prepare an annotated bibliography (4-5 pages) to document and evaluate their research.
Final Exam: A take-home, open-book exam that tests students’ understanding of major concepts in the course and ability to apply these concepts to critical analyses of sexuality and culture.
All required readings are available for download on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity website 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