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SXST Courses

Please note that due to the current pandemic, all of the School's courses in Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 are being delivered online or remotely. If a course is coded as ONLN, this means that it will be delivered online with no assigned meeting day or time (i.e. not in real-time). All courses not coded as ONLN are being delivered 'remotely', which means they consist of a combination of online real-time (e.g. Zoom) and non-real-time components. In this case, the real-time components will be scheduled at the day/time when the course is officially scheduled.

For course schedules, please check the York Courses website.

AP/SOSC 1185 9.00

Women and Society

Examines images of women and explores women's experiences in the family, at school and at work. It considers issues of violence and sexuality, and theories ...

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AP/SOSC 1350 9.00

Gender and the Law

Explores the role of gender within the context of the legal system. Current issues that highlight the relationship between gender and law are examined by ...

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AP/GWST 1501 9.00

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explores how many aspects of our lives are gendered, racialized, embodied, sexualized, and classed, and the consequences of these ...

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AP/GWST 1502 6.00

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

Crosslisted to GL /SOSC 1502 Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explores how many aspects of our lives are gendered, racialized, embodied, sexualized, and classed, ...

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GL/GWST 1502 6.00

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

Crosslisted to GL/SOSC 1502 Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explores how many aspects of our lives are gendered, racialized, embodied, sexualized, and classed, and ...

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GL/GWST 1502 6.00

Introduction aux etudes des femmes et de genre

Crosslisted to GL/SOSC 1502 Ce cours explore comment l'expérience des individus est marquée par le genre, la race, la sexualité et la classe en référence ...

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AP/SXST 1600 9.00

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Crosslisted to GL/HUMA 1601 Uses interdisciplinary, transnational and intersectional perspectives to introduce the field of sexuality studies in contemporary culture. Analyses and theoretical frameworks explore ...

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GL/SXST 1601 6.00

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Uses interdisciplinary, transnational and intersectional perspectives to introduce the field of sexuality studies in contemporary culture. Analyses and theoretical frameworks explore various axes of power, ...

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GL/SXST 1601 6.00

Introduction à l'étude de la sexualité

Crosslisted to GL/HUMA 1601 Ce cours propose une introduction à la sexualité à partir d'une perspective interdisciplinaire, transnationale et intersectionelle dans le contexte culturel contemporain. ...

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AP/SXST 1601 6.00

Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Crosslisted to: GL/HUMA 1601 Uses interdisciplinary, transnational and intersectional perspectives to introduce the field of sexuality studies in contemporary culture. Analyses and theoretical frameworks explore ...

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AP/HREQ 1900 6.00

Sexuality, Gender and Society

Crosslisted to AP/SOSC 1920 Examines how the meaning and significance of sexuality, family, work and public life have varied historically for men and women. It ...

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AP/HREQ 1920 6.00

Male-Female Relationships

Crosslisted to: AP/SOSC 1920 Explores some of the basic issues which influence male-female relationships and experience in Western society. Property, sexuality, socialization and culture are ...

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AP/HUMA 1950 6.00

Concepts of Male and Female in the West

An examination of the origins of, and the interrelationships among, gender, male and female concepts and roles through myth, literature, art and artifacts from various ...

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AP/HUMA 1951 9.00

Introduction to Gender

From the perspective of Humanities disciplines and popular culture, this course explores gender in the West as both subjective experience and social interactions. It traces ...

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AP/EN 2010 6.00

Gender Studies

An examination of how gender mediates the creation, reception and interpretation of literary/cultural texts. It provides students with critical tools for understanding gender in contemporary ...

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AP/ANTH 2010 6.00

Sex, Gender and the Body

Critically examines popular explanations of what is considered natural (and what is not) about sex, gender, emotions and the family. Through a cross-cultural approach, biological ...

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AP/ANTH 2170 6.00

Sex, Gender and the Body

Critically examines popular explanations of what is considered natural (and what is not) about sex, gender, emotions and the family. Through a cross-cultural approach, biological ...

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AP/SOSC 2351 6.00

Human Rights in a Social-Legal Context

This course analyses issues and policies associated with minority status in Canada from an interdisciplinary perspective. Using International Human Rights principles as a framework, the ...

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AP/GWST 2511 6.00

Sex, Gender and Popular and Culture

Examines the construction of gender - both femininity and masculinity - and sexuality in popular culture with a consideration of how social, political and historical ...

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AP/GWST 2512 6.00

Race, Gender & Sexuality

Explores the social and historical construction of race, gender and sexuality through a critical and intersectional approach. It draws on a range of theoretical perspectives ...

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GL/SXST 2600 6.00

Critiques a foundation à l’étude de la sexualité

Ce cours propose aux étudiant.e.s une approche interdisciplinaire introduisant les théories, les méthodologies et enjeux et problématiques dans le champ des Études sur la sexualité.

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AP/SXST 2600 6.00

Critical Foundations in Sexuality Studies

This course is an interdisciplinary and transnational introduction to theories, methods, themes, debates and issues that constitute the field of critical sexuality studies. The course ...

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GL/SOSI 2680 3.00

Relations sexe/genre

Analyse de la signification des distinctions de genre dans la structure sociale. En particulier étude de la socialisation et de la stratification des rôles de ...

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AP/HUMA 3104 6.00

Sex and Gender in Greco-Roman Literature

Crosslisted to AP/CLST 3104 Examines issues of gender and sexuality in Greco-Roman culture through reading Greek and Roman literature in translation.

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AP/ANTH 3230 6.00

Women, Culture and Society

Examines the contribution of anthropology to women’s studies, including the relationship between biology and culture, the evolution and learning of sex roles, and the roles ...

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HH/KINE 3360 3.00

Gender and Sexuality in Sport and Health

Introduces students to the social production of gender (including femininity and masculinity) and sexuality and how it impacts the worlds of sport and health. The ...

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AP/SOSC 3393 3.00

Queering Law

Examines the ways in which law constructs lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) identities, focusing on the Canadian, American and global legal contexts. The ...

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HH/PSYC 3480 3.00

Psychology of Women

Explores factors associated with the psychology of women, including gender-role stereotypes, socialization practices, male-female differences and the family. At all times, the interpretation offered is ...

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AP/GWST 3504 6.00

Women and Aging

Crosslisted to GL/HUMA 3604 This course analyzes the experience of women as they move into old age. We analyze myths that surround the concept of ...

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GL/GWST 3505 3.00

Gender and the City

Crosslisted to AP/SOSC 3791 and GL/SOSC 3617 Examines the relationship between socially constructed gender relations and the changing nature and form of contemporary urban areas. ...

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AP/GWST 3509 6.00

Women Organizing

Crosslisted to AP/SOSC 3125 Women have a long tradition of organizing to expand their rights, resist oppression, challenge and defend traditional values and to change ...

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AP/CLTR 3525 6.00

Performance And Resistance

Crosslisted to AP/HUMA 3225 Explores strategies artists and activists use to create performance poetry, art and political theatre by combining discussion, practice and theory to ...

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AP/GWST 3542 3.00

Transgender and Transfeminism

Emerging trans (transgender/transsexual) theory and activism enter into dialogue and debate with feminist work. This course explores points of intersection, collaboration, and conflict between them. ...

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AP/GWST 3546 3.00

Theorizing Hip Hop Feminisms

This course studies emerging discourses of Hip Hop Feminism and Hip Hop literary culture. Contemporary engagements of women of colour in cultural production and the ...

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AP/GWST 3555 6.00

Genealogies of Feminist Theorizing

Examines major feminist theoretical approaches, both historical and contemporary, in women's and gender studies. Students will develop their analytic skills by engaging in rigorous critique ...

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AP/GWST 3557 3.00

Superstition, Religion and Sexuality

Explores the intersection of religion and superstition from ancient times to the present. Analyzes issues of gender, power and sexuality through the study of goddesses, ...

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AP/GWST 3569 3.00

Colonialism, Gender, and Sexuality

This course provides a thematic overview of colonialism, specifically through the categories of sexuality and gender. It emphasizes a critical, historical, interdisciplinary and intersectional mode ...

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GL/SXST 3602 3.00

Transnational Sexualities

This interdisciplinary course examines transnational and diasporic sexualities, with special emphasis on African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and indigenous contexts. Prerequisite: six credits ...

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AP/SXST 3603 3.00

Sexual Activism, Movements and Politics

Examines 20th and 21st century sexual activism, movements, and politics, focusing on everyday resistance, organized protest, and mobilizations for reform and revolution. Prerequisite: six credits ...

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AP/SOCI 3690 6.00

Sociology of Gender

This course analyzes economic, social, cultural and political aspects of gender formation in a comparative context and in Canada. Emphasis is on the different ways ...

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AP/HUMA 3693 3.00

The Rainbow List

Each year, the Rainbow Project Committee announces its annual Rainbow List. These titles reflect significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered and queer-questioning (GLBTQ) experience for young ...

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FA/FILM 3810 3.00

Women and Film I

Examines the feminist perspective of the ways in which women have been represented in mainstream Hollywood and classical film traditions. Discussion of formative texts of ...

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AP/SXST 3901 6.00

Directed Readings

This course enables students to pursue independent work on a specialized topic. Proposals are developed in consultation with a faculty member affiliated with the Sexuality ...

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AP/SXST 3901 3.00

Directed Readings

This course enables students to pursue independent work on a specialized topic. Proposals are developed in consultation with a faculty member affiliated with the Sexuality ...

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AP/SOCI 4070 6.00

Sociology of the Body

Examines a variety of sign systems which code the body's behaviour (e.g. dressing, eating, dieting, fitness) as the vehicle for larger institutions (political, economic, religious) ...

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AP/POLS 4125 3.00

Gender and Current Policy Issues

This course begins by evaluating selected feminist theories in the light of their ability to explain policy developments. The course examines the implications of public ...

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FA/THEA 4270 3.00

Performing Gender

Asks: How does performance construct and challenge gender as a social category? To answer this question students will investigate performances of gender in a variety ...

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AP/ADMS 4444 3.00

Identity and Inclusivity in Organization

Develops in depth awareness and understanding of workplace diversity and inclusion from various stakeholders' perspectives. Explores advanced topics such as the role individual identity management, ...

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AP/SOCI 4490 3.00

Studies in Sexual Regulation

Sexual regulation is produced through soci-legal relations, truth regimes, and normalizing discourses. The effects of sexual regulation extend throughout social processes. This course examines how ...

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GL/GWST 4502 3.00

La femme et la violence

Crosslisted to GL/SOSC 4602 Ce cours examine la violence faite à la femme, les différentes formes dans lesquelles cette violence s'exprime et les diverses analyses ...

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AP/GWST 4502 6.00

Violence Against Women

Crosslisted to GL/SOSC 4602 Examines gender-based violence in its many forms, such as domestic violence, state violence, legal violence (punishment) and cultural violence (rituals) and ...

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AP/GWST 4509 3.00

Anti-Racist Feminism

This course explores the historical context in which anti-racist feminist thought emerged, as well as its central tenets, with a particular focus on the argument ...

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AP/GWST 4520 3.00

Female Masculinities and Queen Genders

This course reads key twentieth-century cultural, visual and literary texts which depict a wide range of female masculinities and develops significant concepts in the interdisciplinary ...

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AP/GWST 4555 6.00

Feminist Methodologies and Methods

Investigates a range of methodologies and methods in feminist research. Students will engage in a research project that requires the application of research methods and ...

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AP/SXST 4600 6.00

Advanced Seminar in Sexuality Studies

This seminar reviews and synthesizes theories, methods and practices in sexuality studies. Students explore the intersections and tensions within and between disciplines involved in sexuality ...

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AP/SOCI 4615 6.00

Feminist Theories and Methodologies

Provides a critical analysis of varieties of feminist theories and methodologies as they have been derived from women's examination of social relations and practices. Theories ...

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AP/SXST 4901 3.00

Directed Readings

This course enables students to pursue independent work on a specialized topic. Proposals are developed in consultation with a faculty member affiliated with the Sexuality ...

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AP/SXST 4901 6.00

Directed Readings

This course enables students to pursue independent work on a specialized topic. Proposals are developed in consultation with a faculty member affiliated with the Sexuality ...

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