A general introduction to the study of sexual and gender diversity and sexuality across a variety of disciplines. A focus on diversity and variant experiences will allow us to question cultural norms and "truths." Through film, activism, literature, art, philosophy, and other discourses, we will also engage with ongoing debates in LGBTQ politics and identity. Possible topics include: theories of desire, histories of political movements, transgender, HIV/AIDS, pornography, sexuality and disability, and sexuality and race.
Schedule: Lecture: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:35-5:25pm
Location: DUFF MEDICAL BUILDING, THEATRE 1
Prerequisite: SDST 250
Restriction: Program students in Sexual Diversity Studies. Program and advisor approval required.
- This is a 3-credit advanced reading course and independent research project on aspects of Sexual Diversity Studies. The course is supervised by an individual faculty member at McGill University, with the prior approval of the Chair of the Sexual Diversity Studies Advisory Committee or the Administrative and Student Affairs Coordinator. The student must provide a clear and concise rationale for taking an independent reading and research course. The course connot overlap in theoretical, substantive or empirical content with any existing courses.
- It is the student's responsibility to identify and approach a faculty member whose expertise is in the area of the proposed research and who is willing to supervise the student. Students should find a faculty member for a reading and research course during the semester before they plan to take the course.
- The student and faculty member supervising the course must complete the "SDST 450 Approval Form" (found at top of this page) and submit it to the Administratve and Student Affairs Coordinator for permission to register for the course.
- Note: If a project entails research involving human subjects (e.g. interviews, participant observation, surveys etc.) ethical approval must be secured through the appropriate Research Ethics Board prior to undertaking such research.