Summer 2023 - GSWS 101 OL01
Gender Talk (3)
Class Number: 4875
Delivery Method: Online
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
For more detailed information please see the GSWS website: http://www.sfu.ca/gsws/undergraduate/courses/Educational_Goals.html
- Critical Reflection 15%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 35%
- Group Debates 20%
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
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
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.