Summer 2021 - GSWS 101 D100
Gender Talk (3)
Class Number: 4466
Delivery Method: Remote
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.
GSWS 101 is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Lectures are pre-recorded and can be accessed anytime on Canvas.
Tutorial participation via Zoom on Canvas is required. Students can participate via chat, video, or audio at the assigned tutorial session time.
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
- Tutorial Participation 10%
- Tutorial debates 10%
- Short Research Essay 20%
- Midterm Exam 30%
- Final Exam 30%
Please note that many of the topics we discuss in class are difficult and sometimes controversial. Please treat each other with thoughtfulness and respect throughout the term. Please feel free to speak with me during the term if you have any questions.
All tutorial readings available on the GSWS 101 Canvas site
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site 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
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (email@example.com or 778-782-3112).