Fall 2023 - GSWS 100 OL01
Sex Talk: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies (3)
Class Number: 2371
Delivery Method: Online
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 and critical frameworks; media culture and sexualization; social media and the public/private boundaries of sex; sex on screen; sexual identity and consumer culture; non-binary language of gender and attraction; technology and the future of sex.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
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- Comprehension Quizzes 10%
- Learning Activities 10%
- Midterm Exam 20%
- Research Assignment 30%
- Final Exam 30%
Comprehension Quizzes: A weekly timed comprehension quiz consisting of one multiple choice or true-or-false question.
Learning Activities: A short, effort-based learning activity to be completed weekly.
Midterm Exam: An open-book, timed, take-home test on material learnt during the first half of the course. Consists of short questions. To be completed in 2 hours.
Research Assignment: An assignment that requires students to develop a research topic and a list of research questions, conduct research, and prepare an annotated bibliography (4 pages) and a 1-page reflection to document and evaluate their research.
Final Exam: An 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 the material studied in the course will be covered. Consists of short questions and an essay. To be completed within 48 hours.
All required readings are available for download on Canvas.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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
Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.