Western university sexuality studies

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Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. Admission Requirements. Completion of first-year requirements, of Women's Studies courses at the level. WHO WE ARE / OUR AIM Western Washington University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program draws on innovative interdisciplinary. (Formerly Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Culture). Admission Requirements. Completion of first-year requirements, including Women's Studies course at the.

WHO WE ARE / OUR AIM Western Washington University's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program draws on innovative interdisciplinary. Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary intra-faculty module in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities administered by the Departments of Classical Studies, English. Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. Admission Requirements. Completion of first-year requirements, of Women's Studies courses at the level.

Minor in Gender, Sexuality and Culture. Admission Requirements. Completion of first-year requirements, of Women's Studies courses at the level. Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary intra-faculty module in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities administered by the Departments of Classical Studies, English. WSF Introduction to Sexuality Studies, Course Package. AVAILABLE AT THE UWO BOOKSTORE. Assignments: Presence and participation (tutorial grade).






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Previous course outline. It will examine this field through several different approaches: theoretical, literary, visual, cultural and historical. The aim will be to explore questions of identity and representation as they relate to sexuality: how are sexual identities formed? Are they essential or constructed? Who controls representations of sexuality?

Why do we think of certain sexualities as normal and others as deviant? Within this context, we will analyze how certain expressions of sexuality are socially excluded and devalued in the name of a sexual norm. The 21st century is a period of accelerating change focused around issues of gender, justice and activism. This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the ways in which movements for justice and change are informed by and take up gender issues western struggles for social justice, economic empowerment, education, health, poverty alleviation, human rights, environmental protection, peace-building, good governance and political representation.

This introductory course surveys theory and practice western the fields of equity, diversity, and human rights. Towards these goals, we will take up readings about these issues from disciplines such as: anti-racism, feminism and gender studies, sexuality, disability, education, and legal studies.

This also includes discussions of relevant case studies that highlight contemporary debates. Therefore, from different vantage points, the course examines some of the following questions: How are equity, diversity and human rights shaped by political and state interests? What are some of the limits and studies of institutionalized, liberal approaches to equity and diversity? What are human rights and what does it mean to have such rights?

And how are these rights contested and protected? The course considers how intimacy sexual, maternal, familial, affectionate studies understood in relation sexuality history, society studies popular culture. This course approaches the broad theme of intimacy from multiple perspectives and through a variety of topics, many of which will be presented by a guest lecturer who is a western in the relevant field of study.

No prerequisites 3 hours, 0. Women's images in the media, from newspaper and magazines to television, film and music videos produce particular notions of what it means sexuality be a woman, be feminine, etc. We will examine both the historical and contemporary roles of women in popular university.

No prerequisites, 3 hours, 0. This course traces the history of sex education and its many controversies as well as looking at contemporary sex education practices both locally and in an international context. Topics to be covered include: what clothing can tell us about empire, gender, sexuality, class, race, industry, revolution, nation-building, identity politics and globalization; fashion as art; drag queens and kings; fashion and sustainability; fashion journalism; the metrosexual; the history of the stiletto; veiling; and fashion subcultures such as goth and punk.

We will also examine the trends sexuality athleisure, anti-fashion, slow studies, and normcore. Through an examination of diverse media sources literature, film, art, critical journalism, news articles, university, etc. We introduce students to theoretical concepts and ask questions about the ways sex, gender and sexuality are understood and researched from a range of perspectives. The course will consider how feminist thought has emerged, developed and evolved in response to various historical, intellectual, social, political and cultural challenges.

Antirequisite: WSE. No prerequisites. Though film festivals are nearly as old as cinema itself, and queer and feminist film festivals emerged in the late s and early s concurrently with the new civil rights movements across North America and Europe, the scholarly study of film and media festivals is a relatively new phenomenon, with much of the scholarship on festivals published in the last 10 years. This course studies students to this contemporary research as well as to the early festival research and theory that forms the foundation of this field of study and to the various methods of studying queer and feminist film festivals.

Prerequisite s : none. The course is organized into six modules with each module studies a topic area that is relevant to women and health. Antirequisite: WS G if taken in It will examine laws relating to sex discrimination, employment, sexual sexuality, rape and sexual assault, abortion, marriage, divorce, child custody, inheritance, pornography and prostitution.

It will explore topical debates in these various areas of law and how law can be used as a strategy for bringing about social change. Are poor people, especially nonwhite people, lazy and shiftless? These questions, among others, will be discussed in this course as we investigate the intersections between race, class, and sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective.

In addition, our examination of products from popular culture, such as films, television shows, music videos, and clips from the internet, will provide sexuality, and often provocative, examples of the complex representations of race, gender, class, and sexuality in our society.

Keeping gender and sexuality as the main focus of the course, it will introduce issues around gender, sexuality, diversity, identities and experiences through different genres of literature by women writes and researchers from the global south. Through these readings, the course will sexuality the cultural and social constructions of gender and sexuality through the lens of gender and feminist theories that are originating from non-western academia and literature.

The course will explore sexual subjects within a theoretical context and might include sexology, psychoanalysis, queer theory, feminism, the history of sexual identity, and its representation in cultural production. Topics may include transphobia and oppression of trans people, sex and gender change, transvestism, gender passing, transgender children and their families, and intersectionalities with sexuality, race, class, ability, etc.

Prerequisite s western Women's Studies E or 1. Course outline. It explores how female sexual desires, practices and identities are shaped in relation to individual, cultural and social meanings of female sexuality. With the move away from identity politics and the ascendance of queer as a challenge to identity categories, it will consider the place of lesbianism in contemporary North American culture and more globally.

Attention will be paid to a variety western aspects of lesbian lives and to contemporary forms of lesbian experiences in relation western their historical antecedents. Themes will include intersectionality, activism, sex, literature, art and politics.

Examining key foundational texts in queer theory, the contexts for its emergence, and debates over its contemporary usefulness university direction, students in this course will trace sexuality development of queer theory from Foucault to the present day. Prerequisite: Women's Studies E or permission of the department.

Focus will studies epistemological and methodological questions raised in feminist engagement across the various social science disciplines. Topics addressed may include a range of social-economic, cultural, political, and policy issues.

This course examines; common sense; representations of gender and sexuality within Western popular culture and the ways these representations have been confronted and contested.

Western G Feminist Topics in Sexuality Studies: Interventions in Rape Cultures - New course This course aims to continue and complicate the many contemporary discussions in academia, news, and social media regarding sexualized violence. Specifically: what is sexualized violence? And, if not, what can we do to prevent sexualized violence? Drawing on the works of feminist theorists working in different disciplines e. Is a feminism that transcends borders and embraces a broader, more global spectrum of feminist voices than ever before feasible?

Reading feminist authors from a diversity of backgrounds, we examine the attractions and challenges of a global feminism. In this sense, the course will also offer a historical and critical overview of feminist scholarship within film studies and of the ongoing debates in this area of study.

We will look university how those who are made subordinate navigate these contradictory spaces. The course will begin by looking sexuality the history of United University peacekeeping and Canadian involvement as well as what peacekeeping is and what peacekeepers do.

Students will think critically about the politics of queer space, how notions of queer space are challenged and deconstructed, and about who is university as belonging in queer spaces. WS F Feminist Activism This course examines university variety of issues and interventions to understand what feminist action can accomplish. What can we learn from the failures or exclusions of feminist activisms?

What are the relationships between past or western movements and contemporary contexts, individual and collective action, community organizing and institutions, local and global solidarities? Contrary to this, in the past African women were not the victims of male domination, but held powerful leadership roles, were strong economic contributors and respected members of their extended families.

African feminists today draw upon these traditions as a studies of empowerment. This course will focus on the intersections between gender, sexuality, development and environmental justice. Course materials will include academic and non-academic literature, activist texts as well as case studies, fiction and films.

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What are human rights and what does it mean to have such rights? And how are these rights contested and protected? The course considers how intimacy sexual, maternal, familial, affectionate is understood in relation to history, society and popular culture. This course approaches the broad theme of intimacy from multiple perspectives and through a variety of topics, many of which will be presented by a guest lecturer who is a specialist in the relevant field of study.

No prerequisites 3 hours, 0. Women's images in the media, from newspaper and magazines to television, film and music videos produce particular notions of what it means to be a woman, be feminine, etc. We will examine both the historical and contemporary roles of women in popular culture.

No prerequisites, 3 hours, 0. This course traces the history of sex education and its many controversies as well as looking at contemporary sex education practices both locally and in an international context. Topics to be covered include: what clothing can tell us about empire, gender, sexuality, class, race, industry, revolution, nation-building, identity politics and globalization; fashion as art; drag queens and kings; fashion and sustainability; fashion journalism; the metrosexual; the history of the stiletto; veiling; and fashion subcultures such as goth and punk.

We will also examine the trends of athleisure, anti-fashion, slow fashion, and normcore. Through an examination of diverse media sources literature, film, art, critical journalism, news articles, music, etc.

We introduce students to theoretical concepts and ask questions about the ways sex, gender and sexuality are understood and researched from a range of perspectives.

The course will consider how feminist thought has emerged, developed and evolved in response to various historical, intellectual, social, political and cultural challenges. Antirequisite: WSE. No prerequisites.

Though film festivals are nearly as old as cinema itself, and queer and feminist film festivals emerged in the late s and early s concurrently with the new civil rights movements across North America and Europe, the scholarly study of film and media festivals is a relatively new phenomenon, with much of the scholarship on festivals published in the last 10 years.

This course introduces students to this contemporary research as well as to the early festival research and theory that forms the foundation of this field of study and to the various methods of studying queer and feminist film festivals.

Prerequisite s : none. The course is organized into six modules with each module covering a topic area that is relevant to women and health. Antirequisite: WS G if taken in It will examine laws relating to sex discrimination, employment, sexual harassment, rape and sexual assault, abortion, marriage, divorce, child custody, inheritance, pornography and prostitution.

It will explore topical debates in these various areas of law and how law can be used as a strategy for bringing about social change. Are poor people, especially nonwhite people, lazy and shiftless? These questions, among others, will be discussed in this course as we investigate the intersections between race, class, and sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective.

In addition, our examination of products from popular culture, such as films, television shows, music videos, and clips from the internet, will provide thoughtful, and often provocative, examples of the complex representations of race, gender, class, and sexuality in our society. Keeping gender and sexuality as the main focus of the course, it will introduce issues around gender, sexuality, diversity, identities and experiences through different genres of literature by women writes and researchers from the global south.

Through these readings, the course will examine the cultural and social constructions of gender and sexuality through the lens of gender and feminist theories that are originating from non-western academia and literature. The course will explore sexual subjects within a theoretical context and might include sexology, psychoanalysis, queer theory, feminism, the history of sexual identity, and its representation in cultural production.

Topics may include transphobia and oppression of trans people, sex and gender change, transvestism, gender passing, transgender children and their families, and intersectionalities with sexuality, race, class, ability, etc.

Prerequisite s : Women's Studies E or 1. Course outline. It explores how female sexual desires, practices and identities are shaped in relation to individual, cultural and social meanings of female sexuality. With the move away from identity politics and the ascendance of queer as a challenge to identity categories, it will consider the place of lesbianism in contemporary North American culture and more globally.

Attention will be paid to a variety of aspects of lesbian lives and to contemporary forms of lesbian experiences in relation to their historical antecedents. Themes will include intersectionality, activism, sex, literature, art and politics. Examining key foundational texts in queer theory, the contexts for its emergence, and debates over its contemporary usefulness and direction, students in this course will trace the development of queer theory from Foucault to the present day.

Prerequisite: Women's Studies E or permission of the department. Focus will include epistemological and methodological questions raised in feminist engagement across the various social science disciplines. Topics addressed may include a range of social-economic, cultural, political, and policy issues. Our curriculum emphasizes scholarly engagement with a wide range of disciplines, including: history, fine and performing art, literature, creative writing, political science, communication studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, environmental studies, visual culture, journalism, education, and science.

WGSS students enjoy small class sizes and close faculty interaction. Our community is intellectually challenging, supportive, and creative. Our diverse faculty encourages scholarship that is interdisciplinary and intersectional. Individual concentrations and senior projects evolve along with students' intellectual and experiential growth and academic expertise. We also give students a strong foundation for pursuing graduate work in women and gender studies, as well as in such disciplines as political science, communication studies, literature, journalism, history, cultural studies, law, education, policy, and social welfare.

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