Minor Concentration Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, & Social Justice Studies (18 credits)

Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, & Social Justice Studies (GSFS) is an interdisciplinary program that centrally engages contemporary and historical issues centered on gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. The program provides students with opportunities to explore the meaning and intersections of such categories as gender, race, class, sexual identification, age, ability, citizenship, and national identity, for example, and to examine how such categories might inform and reproduce power relationships.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Introduction to the key concepts, issues, and modes of analysis in the interdisciplinary fields of feminist and social justice studies. Emphasis on the intersections of gender, race, class, sex, sexuality, and nation in systems of power from historical and contemporary perspectives and the means for collectively transforming them.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch, Rachel Zellars (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 200.

  • GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of sexual and gender diversity studies from a range of theoretical, historical, and contemporary perspectives with an anti-oppressive and intersectional emphasis on marginalized identities, communities, practices and expressions.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Roberto Benedicto (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken SDST 250.

3 credits Gender, Sexuality Feminist, and Social Justice Studies (GSFS) from the following:

  • GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Consideration of contemporary issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topic and approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alanna Michael Thain (Winter)

  • GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Consideration of contemporary issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topic and approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GSFS 303 Gender and Disability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Focus on critical theories of impairment and visions of social justice from gender and disability studies perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 302 when topic was “Gender and Disability”.

  • GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Critically examines bodies of postcolonial feminist theories from a variety of cross-disciplinary and transnational perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when topic was “Women and the State in India: Colonial and Postcolonial Perspectives”.

  • GSFS 305 Critical Race and Social Justice Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : An examination of critical race feminisms and social justice theories in historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring how critical race, transnational, and indigenous feminist theorizing inform social justice, liberation struggles, and other activism.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rachel Zellars (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s):GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 402 when topic was “Anti-Racism and Activism in Canada”, or WMST 301 when topic was “Women of Colour in Canada”.

  • GSFS 306 Queer Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the emergence of queer theory in the context of major social movements and key bodies of theory such as women of color feminisms, poststructuralism, performativity, affect and psychoanalysis. Engages with contemporary queer critiques such as queer of colour, transnational, and Indigenous perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Explores indigenous feminisms in historical and contemporary contexts, with a critical focus on the tensions between feminist and Indigenous epistemologies. The relationships between feminisms, settler-colonialism, nation-building, and indigenous social justice struggles will be emphasized.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Janine Metallic (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 302 in Winter 2014 when topic was “Indigenous Women of the North”.

  • GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examination of cultural expression associated with non-normative and minoritarian gender, sex, and sexualities as shaped by local, regional, and global ideologies, economies, and social practices.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Roberto Benedicto (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 301 when the topic was “Queer Cultures: Gendered Systems and Sexual Meanings in a Modern, Global World”.

  • GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topics and theoretical or disciplinary approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restrictions(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 or WMST 402 with the same topic.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topics and theoretical or disciplinary approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 or WMST 402 with the same topic.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the relationship between feminisms and the law by drawing on feminist legal theory, feminist theories of jurisprudence, post coloniality, critical race epistemologies, and decolonizing methodologies for studying legal culture and law as a site of social struggles.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 501 when the topic was “Feminist Legal Theory”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 404 Politics of Identity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the emergence of identity politics as a corrective to the erasures of gender, sexed, and raced differences in class-based struggles, and to feminist complicities with racism, heterosexism, colonialism, and transphobia. The course engages contemporary debates on identity politics and subjectivity formation, the psychic life of power, struggles for recognition, and solidarity politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 301 or WMST 402 as the topic Feminist Theories of Identity.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Develops frameworks for understanding the relationships between critical knowledge production, activism, and social justice. Emphasis on activist strategies, social change initiatives, and their underlying theories and methodologies. Explores the emergence of social justice frameworks in response to ongoing histories of colonization, imperialism, and alternative world making.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course. Recommended GSFS 305.

    • Restriction(s):Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when the topic was “The Women’s Movement in Canada”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Contemporary debates in the field of trans*feminist studies, with an emphasis on the historical emergence of trans studies in relation to feminist and queer scholarship and activism. Consideration of the politics of sex/gender transformation vis-à-vis race-racism, sexuality, class, culture, nation, and social justice.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when the topic was “Trans*Feminisms”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 407 Sexuality and Gender: New Directions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the latest critical scholarship in sexual and gender diversity studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course. Recommended GSFS 306

    • Restricion(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 402 when the topic was “Advanced Theories of Sexuality”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

Any credits taken above the 3 credits of complementary GSFS courses may count as credit in the following Complementary Course List.

12 credits from the following:

Minimum of 6 credits must be at the 300 level or higher. Complementary courses must centrally engage with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice. Courses are offered by a range of faculties and disciplines.

Maximum of 3 transfer credits may be accepted from approved exchange programs subject to University approval.

Additions may be made during a particular calendar year depending on the central focus of the courses. For final updates, see: http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf.

  • ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Beliefs and practices concerning sickness and healing are examined in a variety of Western and non-Western settings. Special attention is given to cultural constructions of the body and to theories of disease causation and healing efficacy. Topics include international health, medical pluralism, transcultural psychiatry, and demography.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Darcie De Angelo (Fall)

    • Fall

  • ANTH 327 Anthropology of South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An introduction to anthropological research in India and greater South Asia. Topics include politics, caste, class, religion, gender and sexuality, development and globalization.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons, Abdul Majeed Ottakandathil Puthen Peedikayil (Fall)

  • ANTH 341 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A wide range of anthropological studies are examined and compared, along with theoretical models regarding changes in women's positions. The impact of colonialism, women and social change, and problems of women in developing societies are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ANTH 342 Gender, Inequality and the State (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Comparative studies of gender in stratified societies: Asia, the Mid-East, Latin and North America. Economic, political and social manifestations of gender inequality. Oppressive and egalitarian ideologies. State and institutional policies on gender, and male-female strategies. Sexual apartheid and integration.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ANTH 381 Special Topic 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in special topics under the direction of a member of the staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall and/or Winter terms.

  • ANTH 407 Anthropology of the Body (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : This course will survey theoretical approaches used over the past 100 years, and then focus on contemporary debates using case studies. The nature/culture mind/ body, subject/object, self/other dichotomies central to most work of the body will be problematized.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sandra Hyde (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisites: ANTH 227 and (1) 300-level anthropology course, and Honours/Major/Minor status in Anthropology or Social Studies of Medicine, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: U3 status or permission of instructor

  • ANTH 413 Gender in Archaeology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Relationship between the structure of the archaeological discipline and construction of gender roles in past human societies; division of tasks between men and women in subsistence activities, organization of the household and kin groups; and creation of power and prestige in a larger community.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ANTH 480 Special Topic 5 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Supervised reading in advanced special topics under direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Completion of all available courses relevant to the topic and consent of the instructor

  • ANTH 555 Advanced Topics in Ethnology (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Examination and discussion of topics of current theoretical or methodological interest in ethnology. Topics will be announced at the beginning of term.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Restriction: Honours students at the U3 level in the Anthropology Department or with permission of instructor

  • ARCH 533 New Approaches to Architectural History (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : An exploration of the aims, tools, and methods of Architectural History as a discipline; the use of primary sources from the Canadian Centre for Architecture and other archives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)

    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251 or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Departmental permission required

  • ARTH 205 Introduction to Modern Art (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course is an introduction to the modern period in art history which begins around 1750. It examines the development in both painting and sculpture and relates to changes in the social and political climate of the times.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Saelan Twerdy (Fall)

  • ARTH 353 Selected Topics in Art History 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Study of a special field in the History of Art and Architecture taught by a visiting scholar.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ARTH 354 Selected Topics Art History 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Study of a special field in the History of Art and Communications.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: William O Straw (Fall) Julia Skelly (Winter)

  • ARTH 421 Selected Topics in Art and Architecture 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Selected topics in art and architecture. Topics vary by year.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jeehee Hong (Fall) Christine Ross (Winter)

  • ARTH 440 The Body and Visual Culture (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : An examination of modern and contemporary redefinitions of corporeality in art, theory and visual culture. The course focuses on the dissemination of the body in the context of late capitalism and ongoing developments of image, information and biotechnologies. Interdisciplinary perspective establishing a dialogue between art and science.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ARTH 510.

  • CANS 303 Topics in Canadian Studies 3 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary course on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Timothy Raybould (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CANS 405 Canadian Studies Seminar 5 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Canadian Studies : An interdisciplinary seminar on a Canadian Studies topic.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: George Colpitts (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: CANS 200 or permission of instructor

  • CLAS 308 Gender in the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : An exploration of gender roles in the Ancient Mediterranean world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken CLAS 370.

  • COMS 310 Media and Feminist Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Introduction to feminist studies of the media. Impact of feminist and queer theory on media studies; current issues about gender in the media. Emphasis will be placed on critical analysis of media representations of gender in relation to other social differences, such as race, class and sexuality.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Carrie Rentschler (Winter)

  • COMS 400 Critical Theory Seminar (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : This course builds on the foundations of critical social thought to engage students in intensive study of emerging and contemporary themes in social and cultural theory related to media and communication studies. Focus will be on current texts and debates of significance in the field, and will include prominent work in areas including political economy, feminism, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial and critical race theory, radical democracy, environmentalism, and media and cultural studies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Darin Barney (Winter)

  • COMS 490 History and Theory of Media (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Emergent themes in media history and media theory, and their application to current issues in communications studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • COMS 492 Power, Difference and Justice (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Media systems and their role in social relations of power and difference that are maintained and challenged through communication practices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • COMS 541 Cultural Industries (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Art History & Communications (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : The convergence of computerized technologies and cultural industries and how these have produced entire new forms of cultural expression in film, TV, and the Internet.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Roberta Lentz (Fall)

  • EAST 313 Current Topics: Korean Studies 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Departmental approval required.

  • EAST 350 Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Gender and sexuality in modern and/or premodern Chinese literature with emphasis on representation of gender relations, notions of masculinity and femininity, morality and sexuality. Readings from fiction, drama, poetry, and/or other genres are approached from a variety of critical perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Gal Gvili (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.

    • Note: Readings in English translation.

  • EAST 351 Women Writers of China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of fiction, drama, and poetry by women writers in imperial, modern, and/or contemporary China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies program

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.

  • EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Social and cultural history of sexuality in Japan. Possible topics include pre-modern sexuality and relations to court, religion and anthropology; pre-modern sex and gender relations; modern sexuality and gender identities; sexuality and the rise of science; relation to nationalism; feminism and queer movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Exploration of the Chinese family in history both as an institution - in its religious, legal, economic, political aspects - and as a lived reality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits) *

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected genres, themes and issues in Chinese literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level course in any literature.

  • ENGL 275 Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of cultural studies, its history and subject matter, presenting key interpretive and analytic concepts, the aesthetic and political issues involved in the construction of sign systems, definitions of culture and cultural values conceptualized both as a way of life and as a set of actual practices and products.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Josie Barth (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Required of all U1 Cultural Studies students

  • ENGL 320 Postcolonial Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of postcolonial literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 323 20th Century American Poetry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of 20th century American poetry.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 371 Theatre History: 19th to 21st Centuries (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : History of predominantly Western theatre practices from circa 1830 to the present.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Deseree Cipollone, Katherine Zien (Fall)

    • Winter

  • ENGL 388 Studies in Popular Culture (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : History and development of important forms of popular culture. Topics may include traditional ballads; fairs; carnivals and popular festivity; material culture; popular fiction; mainstream television.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 413 Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Advanced study focused on a period or issue in Canadian drama and/or theatre history.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Students not registered in English programs require permission of instructor.

  • ENGL 418 A Major Modernist Writer (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of a writer important for Modernism, such as James Joyce, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 440 First Nations and Inuit Literature and Media (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to Inuit and First Nations literature and media in Canada, including oral literature and the development of aboriginal television and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 415 or ENGL 419 as "Native Canadian Literature" or as "Inuit Literature".

  • ENGL 443 Contemporary Women's Fiction (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a theme or author in contemporary women's fiction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ENGL 444 Studies: Women's Writing and Feminist Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Study of a particular topic in the area of women's writing and/or feminist literary theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

  • ENGL 489 Culture and Critical Theory 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : Intensive study of advanced theoretical topics in the study of culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • ENGL 516 Shakespeare (3 credits) *

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A seminar on the works of Shakespeare.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Theodore W Folkerth (Winter)

    • Fall

  • GEOG 331 Urban Social Geography (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Social space and social time. The reflection of social structure in the spatial organization of the city. Historical perspective on changing personal mobility, life cycle, family structure and work organization. The appropriation and alienation of urban spaces.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Amanda K Twigge-Molecey (Fall)

  • GEOG 507 Advanced Social Geography (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Geography (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Geography : Current theories and themes in social geography, such as relations between society and space, social and spatial relations of inequality, difference and diversity, situated and embodied identities, social issues and problems, connections between society and nature, all within a spatial framework.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Natalie Oswin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: GEOG 331 or equivalent, and permission of instructor.

  • GERM 364 Gender and Society in German Literature and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : In connection with notions of identity, nationhood, political change, and cultural difference, this course investigates concepts and issues of gender in contemporary German Society. The readings include critical essays and literary texts by writers, scholars, philosophers, journalists, politicians, and political activists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GSFS 200 Feminist and Social Justice Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Introduction to the key concepts, issues, and modes of analysis in the interdisciplinary fields of feminist and social justice studies. Emphasis on the intersections of gender, race, class, sex, sexuality, and nation in systems of power from historical and contemporary perspectives and the means for collectively transforming them.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch, Rachel Zellars (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 200.

  • GSFS 250 Sexual and Gender Diversity Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Introduction to the interdisciplinary fields of sexual and gender diversity studies from a range of theoretical, historical, and contemporary perspectives with an anti-oppressive and intersectional emphasis on marginalized identities, communities, practices and expressions.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Roberto Benedicto (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken SDST 250.

  • GSFS 300 Research Inquiry in GSFS (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Practices and methods of research inquiry in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies with a particular emphasis on feminist epistemologies, research methodologies and methods in interdisciplinary contexts.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Winter)

  • GSFS 301 Current Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Consideration of contemporary issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topic and approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Alanna Michael Thain (Winter)

  • GSFS 302 Current Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Consideration of contemporary issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topic and approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GSFS 303 Gender and Disability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Focus on critical theories of impairment and visions of social justice from gender and disability studies perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 302 when topic was “Gender and Disability”.

  • GSFS 304 Postcolonial Feminist Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Critically examines bodies of postcolonial feminist theories from a variety of cross-disciplinary and transnational perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when topic was “Women and the State in India: Colonial and Postcolonial Perspectives”.

  • GSFS 305 Critical Race and Social Justice Theories (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : An examination of critical race feminisms and social justice theories in historical and contemporary perspectives, exploring how critical race, transnational, and indigenous feminist theorizing inform social justice, liberation struggles, and other activism.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Rachel Zellars (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s):GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 402 when topic was “Anti-Racism and Activism in Canada”, or WMST 301 when topic was “Women of Colour in Canada”.

  • GSFS 306 Queer Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the emergence of queer theory in the context of major social movements and key bodies of theory such as women of color feminisms, poststructuralism, performativity, affect and psychoanalysis. Engages with contemporary queer critiques such as queer of colour, transnational, and Indigenous perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • GSFS 307 Indigenous Feminisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Explores indigenous feminisms in historical and contemporary contexts, with a critical focus on the tensions between feminist and Indigenous epistemologies. The relationships between feminisms, settler-colonialism, nation-building, and indigenous social justice struggles will be emphasized.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Janine Metallic (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 302 in Winter 2014 when topic was “Indigenous Women of the North”.

  • GSFS 308 Sex & Gender Minority Cultures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examination of cultural expression associated with non-normative and minoritarian gender, sex, and sexualities as shaped by local, regional, and global ideologies, economies, and social practices.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Roberto Benedicto (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 301 when the topic was “Queer Cultures: Gendered Systems and Sexual Meanings in a Modern, Global World”.

  • GSFS 400 Capstone: Engaging Fields of GSFS (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the current state and debates within the interdisciplinary fields of Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies. Emphasis will be placed on how students can situate their knowledge and scholarship within and beyond these fields.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200, GSFS 250 and GSFS 300

    • Restriction(s); Open only to students in the GSFS Major Concentration, Honours, or Joint Honours.

    • This course is only open to students in the Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies (GSFS) Major Concentration, Joint Honours Component, and Honours. It is required for Major Concentration students in their final year of study, and optional but recommended for Joint Honours Component and Honours.

  • GSFS 401 Special Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topics and theoretical or disciplinary approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restrictions(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 or WMST 402 with the same topic.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 402 Special Topics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies. Topics and theoretical or disciplinary approach will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 or WMST 402 with the same topic.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 403 Feminisms and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the relationship between feminisms and the law by drawing on feminist legal theory, feminist theories of jurisprudence, post coloniality, critical race epistemologies, and decolonizing methodologies for studying legal culture and law as a site of social struggles.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 501 when the topic was “Feminist Legal Theory”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 404 Politics of Identity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the emergence of identity politics as a corrective to the erasures of gender, sexed, and raced differences in class-based struggles, and to feminist complicities with racism, heterosexism, colonialism, and transphobia. The course engages contemporary debates on identity politics and subjectivity formation, the psychic life of power, struggles for recognition, and solidarity politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 301 or WMST 402 as the topic Feminist Theories of Identity.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 405 Social Justice and Activism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Develops frameworks for understanding the relationships between critical knowledge production, activism, and social justice. Emphasis on activist strategies, social change initiatives, and their underlying theories and methodologies. Explores the emergence of social justice frameworks in response to ongoing histories of colonization, imperialism, and alternative world making.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Mary Bunch (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course. Recommended GSFS 305.

    • Restriction(s):Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when the topic was “The Women’s Movement in Canada”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 406 Trans*Feminisms (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Contemporary debates in the field of trans*feminist studies, with an emphasis on the historical emergence of trans studies in relation to feminist and queer scholarship and activism. Consideration of the politics of sex/gender transformation vis-à-vis race-racism, sexuality, class, culture, nation, and social justice.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 401 when the topic was “Trans*Feminisms”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 407 Sexuality and Gender: New Directions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Examines the latest critical scholarship in sexual and gender diversity studies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 OR GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course. Recommended GSFS 306

    • Restricion(s): Not open to students who have taken WMST 402 when the topic was “Advanced Theories of Sexuality”.

    • Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level.

  • GSFS 450 Independent Reading and Research (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Advanced reading course and independent research project under the supervision of an instructor on aspects of gender, sexuality, feminist, and social justice studies.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies programs. Chair and adviser approval required.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level. Students can consult the IGSF Internships page at http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/academic-resources/internships for current internship opportunities.

  • GSFS 499 GSFS Internship (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    GSFS : Internship with an approved host institution or organization.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): GSFS 200 or GSFS 250 and any GSFS 300 level course.

    • Restriction(s): Open only to students registered in the Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies programs. Chair and adviser approval required.

    • Note: Students are required to take the intro course(s) and one GSFS course at the 300 level before taking GSFS courses at the 400 level. Students can consult the IGSF Internships page at http://www.mcgill.ca/igsf/academic-resources/internships

  • HISP 340 Spanish-American Cinema (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A study of representative films, directors and movements of the region. Topic specified by instructor.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Amanda Holmes (Fall)

  • HISP 358 Gender and Textualities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Historical development and literary tendencies regarding gender and sexuality in Hispanic literature, film, and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor.

    • Note: Course taught in Spanish.

  • HIST 201 Modern African History (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : While covering the general political history of Africa in the twentieth century, this course also explores such themes as health and disease, gender, and urbanization.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 323 History and Sexuality 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. The cultural meanings and social institutions that create the historical context for sexual behaviours. Possible topics include: Greek homosocial and homosexual culture; sex and citizenship; wives and concubines in the ancient world; Christianity and aestheticism; misogyny and gender in Medieval Europe; adultery and lineage.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Nancy F Partner (Winter)

  • HIST 343 Women in Post-Confederation Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course examines women's contribution to the economic and social development of Canada as well as the changes in the image and status of women. Special emphasis will be on the relationship between women's roles in the private sphere and the public domain.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 344 The Chinese Family in History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Exploration of the Chinese family in history both as an institution - in its religious, legal, economic, political aspects - and as a lived reality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 347 History and Sexuality 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : 1700 to the present, with a particular focus on Europe and North America. Possible topics include: patterns of fertility and sexual practice; prostitution; religion and sexuality; the medical and legal construction of sexualities; the rise of sexology; gay liberation movements; queer politics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 354 Women in Europe 1700-2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of the history of women in modern continental Europe, focusing on women's changing roles in the family and society at large, in the context of work, family life, education, and culture, and the changing notions of citizenship, femininity, and masculinity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: One course in European history or permission of Instructor

  • HIST 380 Western Europe: The Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of Western Europe from the later Roman Empire through the 15th century: sub-roman and Carolingian civilization, feudal monarchy; the Church and the laity; domestic life and social institutions; cultural developments.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Travis Bruce (Fall)

  • HIST 382 History of South Africa (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of South Africa from precolonial times to the present. Topics include: precolonial societies; British and Dutch colonialism; slavery in colonial South Africa; the Zulu kingdom; mining capitalism; the Boer War; Afrikaner nationalism; apartheid; the anti-apartheid struggle; music, religion, and art; challenges of the post-apartheid state.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 408 Colonialism and Native Peoples (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The nature and consequences of encounters between American native peoples and Europeans.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • HIST 412 Women and Gender in Modern Britain (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Women and gender in modern Britain (1850 on). Topics include early feminist political agitation, including the suffrage movement; working-class women; changing notions of gender, sexuality and women's role; women and empire.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 215 or a course in British history or permission of instructor

  • HIST 422 Topics: American Family History (3 credits) *

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An intensive study of selected aspects of American Family history.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jason Opal (Winter)

    • At least one prior history course in U.S. or North American history or permission of instructor.

  • HIST 424 Gender, Sexuality & Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Gender, sexuality, and medicine since the colonial era, with a focus on North American experience. Topics will include reproductive medicine (puberty, childbirth, fertility control, menopause), changing perceptions of men's and women's health needs and risks, and ideas about sexual behaviour and identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level History course in gender, sexuality or medicine or permission of instructor.

  • HIST 433 British Queer History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An investigation of the changing historical construction of "deviant" and "normal" sexualities in Britain since 1700, and how queer women and men discovered ways of surviving and perhaps even flourishing in the face of persecution and hostility from the state, the churches and the medical profession.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Brian D A Lewis (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: HIST 215 or a course in British History or permission of instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 426 in 200209.

  • HIST 448 Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A focus on women in the history of the late-19th- and 20th-Century Middle East, and on the ways in which gender analysis and sexuality illuminate the history of national and religious communities. Topics such as: education, masculinity, sexuality, Western representations of Middle Eastern women, and gender and the nation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course on women, gender or sexuality or permission of instructor.

  • HIST 525 Women, Work and Family in Global History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The shifting historical context of female labour and family in selected western and non-western countries; the interaction between labour and gender relations with special focus on women's experiences on the shop floor and in the family.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300 or 400-level course in women's history or labour history or permission of instructor

    • Restriction: Restricted to students in History and Women's Studies

  • HIST 526 Women and War (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Examines the impact of war on individuals, families and societies. Studies the experiences of women and children in exile, mass persecutions, and punishments associated with social unrest, revolution or wars during twentieth century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 300 or 400-levelcourse in women's history or permission of instructor

  • HSEL 308 Issues in Women's Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Health Science Electives : Exploration of a wide range of topics on the health of women. Topics include use of health care system, poverty, roles, immigration, body image, lesbian health, and violence against women. Additional topics vary by year. A Health Science elective open to students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Medicine.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Cheryl Armistead (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology or Sociology or permission of the instructor

    • Complementary course for the Women's Studies Concentration

  • HSEL 309 Women's Reproductive Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Ingram School of Nursing (School of Nursing)

    Overview

    Health Science Electives : Concepts of health and medicalization. Canadian and international perspectives. Topics include contraception, abortion, infertility, menstruation, menopause, new reproductive technologies, prenatal care, childbirth. Additional topics vary by year. A Health Science elective open to students in the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Medicine.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Cheryl Armistead (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: Introductory Psychology or Sociology or permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: not open for credit to students who have taken HSEL 308 prior to September 1997

    • Complementary course for the Women's Studies and Social Studies of Medicine Concentrations

  • INDG 401 Interdisciplinary Seminar in Indigenous Studies (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Institute for Study of Canada (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    INDG : The focus is on Indigenous experience in Canada, but encourages comparative approaches.Capstone seminar course offering an in-depth focus on one or more issues in Indigenous Studies.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: David Downey (Winter)

  • ISLA 310 Women in Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The socio-legal status, conditions, and experiences of various groups of women in Middle Eastern societies. These features are explored within the framework of Islamic feminism and Western feminist discourses, and the tensions and conflicts between them. The dynamics of seclusion, veiling, and polygamy are explored in connection to Medieval Arab ruling elites as a background to some of the discussions and debates over the status of women in modern postcolonial Arab society. Socio-economic divisions, state policies, patriarchy, and colonialism are investigated as key factors in understanding the modern historical transformation of gendered relations and women's roles.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • ISLA 585 Arab Women's Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Explorations of writings by Arab women. Issues include: translation/reception, gender and genre, categories of knowledge about Arab women, feminist and post-colonial theories/methodologies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 392 or permission of instructor.

    • Note: Readings in English translation.

  • ITAL 375 Cinema and Society in Modern Italy (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A survey of the most important trends in post-war Italian cinema seen in the context of the rapidly and dramatically evolving society of modern Italy.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Giuliana Minghelli (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Given in English

  • ITAL 383 Women's Writing since 1880 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Italian women writers and their search for literary identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: any 300 level course given in Italian or permission of the Department

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations

  • ITAL 477 Italian Cinema and Video (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Different Italian film maker or videomaker every year, presenting a selection of his/her significant works. Discussions will include script analysis, interviews, articles and books by the director in focus, in addition to theoretical and critical statements by scholars. Established and new directors will be considered alternately.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Given in English

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 377

  • MUAR 250 Women Making Music (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Music-Arts Faculty : Repertoire composed and/or performed by women since 1920, with a focus on North America and women's participation in music in a variety of roles. Special attention will be paid to the different challenges faced by women of different races and classes, in both avant-garde and popular music traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • MUAR 399 Music and Queer Identity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Music Research (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Music-Arts Faculty : A survey of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer composers and musicians in both art music and popular music, and an exploration of musical meaning from queer perspectives, covering topics such as coded expression, subcultural music-making, the value of mainstream visibility, and minority versus 'universal' aesthetics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MUAR 201 or MUAR 211 or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Open only to non-music majors.

  • PHIL 242 Introduction to Feminist Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to feminist theory as political theory. Emphasis is placed on the plurality of analyses and proposals that constitute contemporary feminist thought. Some of the following are considered: liberal feminism, marxist and socialist feminism, radical feminism, postmodern feminism, francophone feminism, and the contributions to feminist theory by women of colour and lesbians.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Marguerite Deslauriers (Fall)

    • Note: Since this course is being taught abroad, the Victoria Day statutory holiday will not be taken into consideration. Therefore, students are expected to attend their lecture on Monday, May 19, 2014.

  • PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : Advanced discussion of topical and central themes in feminist theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 242 and one intermediate course in philosophy

  • PHIL 446 Current Issues in Political Philosophy (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : Selected issues in contemporary political philosophy.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kristin Voigt (Fall) Daniel Weinstock (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in political philosophy

  • POLI 366 Topics in Political Theory 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in Political Theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: A 200- or 300-level course in political theory

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.

  • POLI 422 Developing Areas/Topics 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in the Comparative Politics of Developing Areas.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Aaron Erlich (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: a basic course and preferably an upper level course in comparative politics

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developing Areas.

  • POLI 423 Politics of Ethno-Nationalism (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Theories of ethno-nationalism examined in light of experience in Asia, Middle East and Africa. Topics include formation and mobilization of national, ethnic and religious identities in colonial and post-colonial societies; impact of ethno-nationalism on pluralism, democracy, class and gender relations; means to preserve tolerance in multicultural societies.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: one 300 or 400-level course in comparative politics; and one 300 or 400-level course on developing areas (any discipline.) The same course can fulfill both requirements

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.

  • POLI 432 Selected Topics: Comparative Politics (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Topics in comparative politics. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Juliet Johnson, Benjamin Forest (Winter)

    • Note: The field is Comparative Politics in Developed Areas.

  • POLI 444 Topics in International Politics 2 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : A specific problem area in International Politics.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Fernando Nunez, Michael Brecher (Fall) Leonardo Baccini (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: An upper level course in International Politics or written permission of the instructor

    • Note: The field is International Politics.

  • PSYC 436 Human Sexuality and Its Problems (3 credits)

    Offered by: Psychology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Psychology : This course will deal with typical sexual behavior and its variations. Topics will include the history of sex research, the sexual response cycle, sexual dysfunction, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. Current research and theory will be emphasized.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: either PSYC 337 or permission of the instructor

  • RELG 256 Women in Judaism and Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The role of women in Judaism and Islam from the point of view of institutionalized religious traditions and of women's religious subjectivity; how women's spiritual and social roles within their religious traditions are shaped by Revealed Law, Holy Text and the Authority of Interpretation. Comparative sociology of religion approach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Summer

  • RELG 313 Topics in Biblical Studies 1 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics in biblical studies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

  • RELG 336 Contemporary Theological Issues (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of contemporary theological issues. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jonathan Waind (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Christianity or permission of instructor

  • RELG 338 Women and the Christian Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Survey of women's involvement in the Christian tradition. Topics include feminist interpretation of scripture, ideas of virginity, marriage and motherhood, mysticism, asceticisms, European witchhunts, contemporary women's liberation theories.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Lucille Marr (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Core course for the Women's Studies Minor program

  • RELG 339 Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Religious perspectives on the body, gender and sexual activity in Buddhist cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies Minor program

    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 or permission of the instructor

  • RELG 356 Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Religious perspectives on the body, gender and sexual activity in Hindu cultures. Topics include: dharma and sexual practice; female sexuality; Bhakti and Tantra; same-sex relations; hijras; eroticism in the literary, visual, and performing arts; colonialism, Hindu nationalism, and the politics of gender.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 or Permission of the instructor.

  • RELG 372 Hindu Goddesses (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The mythology, theology, soteriology, history, ritual, and texts of the goddess-centred (Sakta) branches of Hinduism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • RELG 399 Christian Spirituality (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Seminar exploring the phenomena of internal religious experience in their relation to received formularies of Christian thought and practice.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Summer

  • SOCI 247 Family and Modern Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Contrasting family in Canada and in the United States for the recent past. Examination of theories on family; changes and diversity of family life; complex relationships among marriage, work, and family; domestic violence; various types of family experience; and the future of the family.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Elaine Weiner, Elise Karagueuzian (Fall)

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations

  • SOCI 270 Sociology of Gender (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course focuses on social changes in gender relations, gender inequalities and the social construction of gender. Using sociological theories of gender, different social institutions and spheres of society will be analyzed. Topics such as gender socialization, gender relations in work, family, education, and media will be covered.

    Terms: Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: Sarah Berry (Winter)

  • SOCI 321 Gender and Work (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on men's and women's work in North American societies, historically and contemporarily, in order to understand the dynamisms of gender (in)equality in and outside of the home. Topics explored include: housework; the relationship(s) between gender, organizations and bureaucracy; emotional labour; occupational segregation and stratification; sexual harassment; and work-family policy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations

  • SOCI 370 Sociology: Gender and Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Exploration of the main development theories and discussion of how gender is placed within them, analysis of the practical application of development projects and discussion of how they affect gender dynamics, and examination of power relations between development agencies and developing countries. Examples from Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are used.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Skye Miner (Fall)

  • SOCI 386 Contemporary Social Movements (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This course will focus on contemporary social movements in Canada, the U.S., and Western Europe, such as the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the environmental movement. Empirical studies of movements will be used to explore such general issues as how social movements emerge, grow, and decline.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Carl Eidlin (Winter)

  • SOCI 390 Gender and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Key conceptual and substantive issues in gender and health since c1950: stratified medicalization of women's and men's health; social movements in health including the women's health movement; gender inequality in morbidity and mortality; gender, power and control in patient/physician interactions; embodied experience; politics and policies of gender and health.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jennifer Fishman (Winter)

  • SOCI 425 Sociology of the Body (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Sociological examination of the human body as a cultural phenomenon that intersects with identity, health, illness, disability and medicine. Exploration of meanings attributed to human bodies as well as the body as a site of social interaction.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 225 or Permission of Instructor.

  • SOCI 489 Gender, Deviance and Social Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar examines how the definition of deviance, reactions to deviance and explanations of deviance are gendered. Specific topics vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Course for Women's Studies Concentrations

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

    • Restriction: open to U3 students concentrating on social problems.

  • SOCI 513 Social Aspects HIV/AIDS in Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Examination of the social causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Gender inequality, sexual behaviours, marriage systems, migration, and poverty are shaping the pandemic as well as how the pandemic is altering social, demographic and economic conditions across Africa.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • SOCI 519 Gender and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Focus on the diverse forces of globalization that impact the lives of men and women. Critical analysis of key theories and concepts implicated in the intersection of globalization processes with gender dynamisms.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 270 or permission of instructor.

  • SOCI 530 Sex and Gender (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar critically reviews theoretical perspectives and research on sex and gender in various domains of social life. It gives special emphasis to work which considers the meaning of gender and how it differs across time and place.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open to Honours Sociology students and to Sociology Majors with the permission of the instructor

  • SOCI 535 Sociology of the Family (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : This seminar reviews literature on major research areas in family. The course examines families in the past, the study of family using a life course approach, and considers selective areas which may have had significant influences on contemporary family such as work and family, family violence, and cultural variation in families.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Undergraduate students require permission of instructor

Note: Courses marked with and asterisk (*) count toward Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies when the course centrally engages with at least two of the following themes: gender, sexuality, feminism, and social justice.

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