Fall 2022 - POL 816 G100

Feminist Social and Political Thought (5)

Class Number: 5910

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    HCC 1415, Vancouver

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

This course will explore the development of feminist social and political thought as well as feminist agendas for social change. The objectives of this course are to enable students to gain a nuanced understanding of feminism(s) and feminist perspectives and aims. As importantly, they are to provide students with tools for feminist analyses of politics, political institutions, and public policies toward achieving greater gender equality and justice locally and globally. Students who have credit for POL 416 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will explore the development of feminist social and political thought as well as feminist agendas for progressive change. The objectives of this course are to enable students to gain a nuanced understanding of feminism(s) and feminist perspectives and aims. They are to provide students with tools for feminist analyses of politics, political institutions, and public policies toward achieving gender justice locally and globally. Importantly, this course will highlight the scholarly and artistic contributions of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. This course is concurrent with POL 416W, which is a writing course. Students in both 416W or 816 are expected to complete all writing exercises and assignments. POL 816 may not be taken for credit if POL 416 has been taken previously.

Grading

  • Participation 25%
  • Essay Outline and Working Bibliography 15%
  • Essay Draft I 15%
  • Essay Draft II 15%
  • Essay Final Draft 30%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

These texts are available in the library, on reserve, and/or in the bookstore (and some maybe available second hand or in PDF online). All other required readings are on Canvas or are available otherwise on-line.

REQUIRED READING:

Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme, Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry (Arsenal, 2019)

Arruzza, Cinzia, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (Verso, 2019).

bell hooks Feminist Theory from Margin to Center (South End Press, 1984).

Simpson, Leanne, Islands of Decolonial Love (Winnipeg: ARP Books, 2015).

Vaid-Menon, Alok, Beyond the Gender Binary (Penguin, 2020)


RECOMMENDED READING:

Turabian, Kate, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers, 9th Edition, revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald, and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff (University of Chicago Press, 2018).

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.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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