Fall 2022 - GSWS 318 D100

Special Topics in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (4)

Resch & Resist - Soc Pol, Soc Mov & Social Just

Class Number: 3418

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2200, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2200, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    30 units, including three units in GSWS.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A specific theme within the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, not otherwise covered in depth in regularly scheduled courses, will be dealt with as occasion and demand warrant.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines how to work towards social justice. Students will develop the theoretical understandings and practical skills to work towards social change. Following John Holloway’s (2002) call to work “in, against, and beyond” the system, this course is divided into four parts. Following the introductory section, “In” examines how to understand policy and work towards policy reform. “Against” explores why people work outside of the system and how they go about doing it, including social movement building, tactics and strategy. “Beyond” examines prefigurative organizing – social justice work that endeavours to construct the world that we want to live in in the present as well as if and how “in”, “against”, and “beyond”, can or should be engaged with simultaneously or separately. The course begins from the understanding that social justice issues are intersectional and addresses issues of cisheteropatriarchy, colonialism, white supremacy, capitalism, and ableism throughout.

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 15%
  • Social Justice Topic Proposal 10%
  • Research Tasks 25%
  • Freedom of Information Request 10%
  • Social Justice Campaign 40%

NOTES:

GSWS 318-4: SPECIAL TOPICS IN GSWS: RESEARCH AND RESISTANCE - SOCIAL POLICY, SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Readings, including book chapters, journal articles and other materials, will be available on Canvas and/or via SFU library databases.


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

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