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1000 Level Courses

GWST 1500 6.00A WOMEN IN TODAY'S WORLD

Place: Keele Campus
Time: Thursday, 2:30-4:30pm
Tutorials:
1) Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm
2) Thursday, 1:30-2:30pm
3) Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
4) Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm
5) Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm

To investigate women today, this course introduces students to a range of historical and contemporary questions and ideas that surround women's bodies, agency, freedoms, and subjectivities in the world. It examines various constructs and representations of women that occur in, or are produced by, dominant systems of knowledge that impact science, art, popular culture, the law, sport, and work. It takes a feminist and interdisciplinary approach that considers how discourses about class, race, ability, age, and sexuality contour the lives and experiences of different women in different ways.

Course Director: F. Latchford
(206A Founders, x20460)

Evaluation:
Test 1 20%
Journal 15%
Essay 25%
Test 2 20%
Participation 20%

Course Texts: TBA
Course Kit (York University Book Store).
Other course texts - TBA
Projected Enrolment: 125

GWST 1510 6.00A SEX, GENDER AND POPUPLAR CULTURE

Place: Keele Campus
Time: Wednesday, 12:30-2:30pm
Tutorials:
1) Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm
2) Wednesday, 10:30am-11:30pm
3) Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm
4) Wednesday, 11:30am-12:30pm
5) Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
6) Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
7) Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
8) Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm
9)Tuesday, 10:30-11:30am (back-up tutorial)
10) Tuesday 11:30am-12:30pm (back-up tutorial)

This course examines the construction of gender - both femininity and masculinity - and sexuality in popular culture with a consideration of how social, political and historical forces influence media practices as well as audience consumption preferences. This is an interdisciplinary introduction to sex, gender and popular culture that works with feminist, anti-racist and anti-homophobia methods.

Goals of the course include the development of critical, feminist and theoretical skills for reading the representation and construction of sex and gender in popular culture; analysis of the relationship between media and ideology; and introduction to the practices, goals, and strategies of feminist cultural production.

Course Director: A. Mitchell
(206E Founders, x44086)
Evaluation:
Two short reviews 15%
Fall exam 20%
Term Paper proposal 5%
Term paper 20%
Winter exam 20%
Participation 10%
Attendance 10%
Course Texts: TBA
Projected Enrolment: 250