Summer 2020 - GSWS 101 C100
Gender Talk (3)
Class Number: 2816
Delivery Method: Distance Education
Course Times + Location:
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 13, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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.
An interdisciplinary examination of the work, status, and lives of Canadian women, the social and cultural construction of gender, and the ways ideas about gender shape systems of knowledge, social institutions, and social policy. Students will examine interconnections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality, address how women's lives and identities are shaped by the intersection of oppression and privilege, and discuss the history and future of feminist activism. Students will develop critical and analytical skills by investigating popular stereotypes and assumptions about sexual difference and their effects within social institutions such as law, politics, work, religion, media, and the family. As well, students will analyze how the lives of women have been shaped by individual and institutional power relations. Topics include pornography, cultural representations of women, sexual violence, and women's and human rights in transnational context.
- Online Discussions 25%
- Assignments 50%
- Final Exam 25%
Gendering the Vertical Mosaic: Feminist Perspectives on Canadian Society (2005, 2nd Ed.), Hamilton
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