Fall 2022 - SA 366 D100
Special Topics in Sociology (S) (4)
Class Number: 3536
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 7, 2022
11:59 PM – 11:59 PM
TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby
email@example.com - not via Canvas
Office: AQ 5100A
Office Hours: by appointment via Zoom, FaceTime, telephone
Prerequisites:SA 101 or 150 or 201W.
Explores a topic in Sociology not regularly offered by the department.
Transgender Studies has emerged as a dynamic and leading edge field within the discipline of Sociology and the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies more broadly. This course will trace the origins and current contours of Transgender Studies, its impact on gender theory, and the relationship between transgender scholarship, transgender rights, and anti-oppressive social movements.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will gain an understanding of transgender studies as a field of theoretical and empirical study within Sociology specifically and the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies more broadly.
- Gender Odyssey ("Doing Gender" and the "Sociological Imagination") - essay, podcast or video presentation 20%
- Take-Home Final Exam (Due Dec 7) 40%
- 40% of your Final Grade, will be based on one of the following options: 40%
- Option #1 Midterm Exam (Oct. 19)
- Option #2 3000-word/15-minute research essay, podcast or video (Due Dec 1)
Grading: Where a final exam is scheduled and the student does not write the exam or withdraw from the course before the deadline date, an N grade will be assigned. Unless otherwise specified on the course syllabus, all graded assignments for this course must be completed for a final grade other than N to be assigned. An N is considered as an F for the purposes of scholastic standing.
Grading System: The Undergraduate Course Grading System is as follows:
A+ (95-100) | A (90-94) | A- (85-89) | B+ (80-84) | B (75-79) | B- (70-74) | C+ (65-69) | C (60-64) | C- (55-59) | D (50-54) | F (0-49) | N*
*N standing to indicate the student did not complete course requirements
Academic Honesty and Student Conduct Policies: The Department of Sociology & Anthropology follows SFU policy in relation to grading practices, grade appeals (Policy T20.01), and academic honesty and student conduct procedures (S10‐S10.05). Unless otherwise informed by your instructor in writing, in graded written assignments you must cite the sources you rely on and include a bibliography/list of references, following an instructor-approved citation style. It is the responsibility of students to inform themselves of the content of SFU policies available on the SFU website.
Centre for Accessible Learning: Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.
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MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
A computer and internet connection are required to complete this course and in-class attendance is expected.
All required course materials will be available via pdf.
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