Fall 2022 - GSWS 101 D900
Gender Talk (3)
Class Number: 3411
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 gender shape institutions, popular culture, and social policies, studies the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, and debates the history and future of feminist activism.
Please note that many of the topics we discuss in class are difficult and sometimes controversial. Please treat each other with thoughtfulness and respect throughout the term. Please feel free to speak with me during the term if you have any questions.
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%
- Tutorial debates 10%
- Source Search Assignment 25%
- Midterm Exam (online) 25%
- Final Exam (online) 30%
All tutorial readings available on the GSWS 101 Canvas site
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