This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women’s Studies. This course explores the social construction and performance of gender, gender binary, and gender variance. Feminist intersectional theory will underscore the exploration of gender in this course. Topics of this class may include the social construction of femininity and masculinity; the medical construction of sex; representations of gender in the media; Two Spirit, genderqueer, and trans* identities and experiences; disability; race; colonization; and violence. This course has a Canadian focus, but also aims to decenter North American gendered experiences.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.