Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality Courses

Description: This course is a multidisciplinary introduction to the central problems in the study of sexuality. The development over the last century of such key concepts as gender, identity, sex role, sexual orientation, sexual liberation, heterosexuality, and feminist, queer, and intersectional theory are examined. The course surveys theories of sexuality as they are conceived in scientific and cultural discourses with attention to areas of overlap and difference.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This course surveys the major issues and challenges of the HIV pandemic. Such topics as the biology of the virus, therapeutic, clinical and epidemiological research developments, the social costs of sexual taboos and discrimination, and media and artistic representation by and of people with HIV are presented by faculty and visiting community experts. The epidemics in the Western hemisphere, Africa, Asia, and other regions are addressed. Learning is based on lectures, weekly tutorials, and community involvement.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FFAR 290, INTE 270, SOCI 290, or for this topic under a SOCI 399 number, may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This course surveys interdisciplinary approaches to research in sexuality within the humanities, arts and social sciences. The course considers different research methodologies in sexuality research, with opportunities to apply multiple methods.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for FASS 291 or INTE 275 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: SSDB 220 or SSDB 275. Students must complete 30 university credits prior to enrolling.

Description: This course introduces students to theoretical thinking on sexuality in historical perspectives, prior to the 1980s. This course may focus on ideas about sexuality within a specific period or area in history to investigate how sexuality was conceptualized, understood, and treated. The course takes both disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to consider how theoretical frameworks on sexuality are embedded in social and colonial relations. The course prepares students to understand how modern ideas of sexuality have been shaped by knowledge that is historically constituted.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must complete 30 university credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This course examines the ethics, practices, and processes of working within and alongside of communities. Examining both theoretical and practical texts, case studies, and site-visits in the area of feminism and sexuality, the course prepares students to enter into the Practicum experience.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Students who have received credit for this topic under SSDB 493 may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: SSDB 425. Students must complete 60 university credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality is required. Permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This course offers a 100-hour field experience over the course of one semester. The course involves a fieldwork project.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must complete 60 university credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality. Permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This course provides the opportunity for an independent study in which the student may explore, from a feminist and intersectional perspective, a specific topic within the interdisciplinary field of sexuality.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must complete 60 university credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This seminar is designed to provide a setting for concentrated learning and an opportunity for advanced feminist and intersectional study on a research topic in sexuality.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

Students must complete 60 university credits prior to enrolling. Enrolment in the Major or Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality is required. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Institute is required.

Description: This seminar is designed to provide a setting for concentrated learning and an opportunity for advanced feminist and intersectional study on a research topic in sexuality.

Component(s): Seminar

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