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Course Offerings for 2018/19

  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WS202: Women and Gender Relations in Canada
  • WS203: Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • WS204: Women, Gender and Work
  • WS208: Violence Against Women
  • WS209: Women and Leadership
  • WS210: Feminist Thought and Action
  • WS212: Food and Feminism
  • WS290e: Special Topics: Feminism and Reproductive Justice
  • WS303: Feminist Theory
  • WS304: Gender and Colonial Legacies
  • WS306: Women and Social Justice
  • WS490h: Advanced Topics: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture

Descriptions for Special Topics Courses

WS290e: Feminism and Reproductive Justice

This interdisciplinary course introduces the history and contemporary politics of the body from a reproductive justice framework as informed by feminist theories, perspectives and activism. We consider how issues of sexuality, gender, race, class, and disability, or experiences of systemic violence and environmental racism affect our degree of reproductive justice. Particular attention is paid to the experiences of Indigenous women, and although reference is made to these issues internationally, whenever possible the focus is on a Canadian context. 

 

WS490h: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture

How do media such as the internet, movies, television and comics both reflect, shape and challenge popular ideas about gender and sexuality?  With reference to specific examples, this course will take up this central question through an exploration of gendered identities and sexualities as represented in a variety of forms of popular culture. Students will be introduced to key themes, topics and approaches in gender and sexuality studies in this interactive seminar. 

Online Courses (Available Every Term)

  • WS100: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
  • WS203: Girls, Women and Popular Culture
  • WS204: Women, Gender and Work
  • WS211: Diverse Masculinities