Spring 2023 - GSWS 102 OL01
Feminist Action (3)
Class Number: 7639
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2023
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
1 778 782-7412
An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities. Students who have completed WS 102 may not take GSWS 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities.
In this course we will explore the history of feminist actions and social movements from the mid-eighteenth century to today. We will explore histories and activisms from around the globe. We will use texts created by activists from a range of historical periods and geographies to come to an understanding of the diversity of feminist actions.
At the end of this course you will:
- Be able to discuss definitions of ‘feminism’;
- Be aware of the major schools of feminist thought;
- Understand the concepts of, and problems with, ‘waves of feminism’;
- Understand that different movements prioritised different agendas at different times;
- Explain feminist action on major topics such as suffrage; reproductive rights; sexuality; and violence;
- Be able to provide examples and case studies from across the globe.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/undergraduate/courses/Educational_Goals.html
- Reflective Activities 20%
- Reading Exercises 20%
- Mid-Term Exam 30%
- Final Exam 30%
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
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