Summer 2023 - GSWS 331 D100
Queer Genders (4)
Class Number: 3871
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
1 778 782-7412
Prerequisites:30 units, including three unist in GSWS. Students who have taken GDST 301, or WS 301 Special Topics: Theorizing Queer Genders may not take this course for further credit.
Introduces students to current debates on gender identity and gender difference from the perspectives of queer subjects. Explores recent theoretical and cultural works on gender from queer, transgender, and feminist perspectives, while examining the challenges they pose to current understanding of sex, gender, sexuality, and the body.
In this course, we will examine a wide range of diverse, non-normative gendered subjectivities. We will consider examples from both the contemporary and premodern eras, from across the Anglophone and the Asia Pacific. We will analyse the ways in which gender categories are shaped by colonial, racialized, and medical discourses, and reflect on how queer gender subjects may challenge conventional definitions of gender and sexual categories.
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%
- Attendance and Participation 20%
- Midterm Essay 30%
- Final Essay 35%
All required readings are available for download on Canvas.
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