Fall 2022 - GSWS 305 D100

Gendering Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)

Class Number: 6144

Delivery Method: Blended

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
    WMC 3250, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 10, 2022
    11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST or LBST.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Takes a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, to think through the complex dynamic between gender and labour from a variety of perspectives. Explores workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace. Students who have taken GSWS 308, LBST 305, LBST 331 under the title Gender - Paid & Unpaid, or WS 310 under the title Women and Work may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will take a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, as we think through the complex dynamic between gender and labor from a variety of perspectives. We will explore workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Gain an understanding of how the categorization and social construction of sex and gender impacts women’s work opportunities and experiences;
  2. Study how sociological theories are applied to aspects of women’s work experiences such as the gender pay gap, sex segregation and gender discrimination;
  3. Understand the impact of gender on paid work and unpaid work within families;
  4. Identify mechanisms of inequality, discrimination, segregation, oppression and resistance in regards to women’s work;
  5. Gain an understanding of how intersectionality in regards to the social organization of work, most prominently in regards to how gendered work is also a racialized and classed experience;
  6. Apply theoretical understandings of gender and society to explain contemporary work issues.

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

 

For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/undergraduate/courses/Educational_Goals.html

Grading

  • Participation 10%
  • Midterm Exams x 2 50%
  • Critical Reflection 15%
  • Take home exam 25%

NOTES:

Percentage

letter

grade

conversion

A+

95-100%

A

90-94%

A-

85-89%

B+

80-84%

B

75-79%

B-

70-74%

C+

65-69%

C

60-64%

C-

55-59%

D

50-54%

F

49% or less

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

  • Nichols, L. (2019). Working Women in Canada: An Intersectional Approach. Women's Press, Canadian Scholars Press.
  • Padavic, Irene and Barbara F. Reskin. 2002. Women and Men at Work (2nd edition) . Thousand Oaks, California: Pine Forge Press.

Both texts are available ONLINE through the Simon Fraser University Library.

Additional academic journal articles and book chapters and audio-visual material will be made accessible via Canvas and through the SFU library.


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.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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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