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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions G Gender and Sexuality Studies GSXS
Gender and Sexuality Studies GSXS

For more information about these courses see the Department of Philosophy website: phil.ucalgary.ca.

Junior Course
Gender and Sexuality Studies 201       Talking Gender and Sexuality
An interdisciplinary and intersectional examination of the social and cultural constructions of gender and sexuality. Uses a series of case studies involving historical events and current affairs to discuss how ideas about gender and sexual identity shape our social systems, cultural expression, and political values. The Canadian context is emphasized.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 201)
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Senior Courses
Gender and Sexuality Studies 303       Topics in Feminism
Explores key issues in feminist theory and activism, including relevant related issues in gender, sexuality, race and others.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 303)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 305       Topics in Gender and Sexuality
Explores key issues in gender and sexuality studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 305)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 311       Theorizing Gender and Sexuality
Explores contemporary approaches to theorizing gender and sexuality, with attention to their historical bases. Includes consideration of feminist, queer, trans, and intersectional theories.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 311)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 315       Methods for Gender and Sexuality Research
Explores the scholarly and political implications of engaging in research on gender and sexuality by examining key feminist, queer, trans, and intersectional methods.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 315)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 401       Special Topics in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
An in-depth exploration of a specific area of research interest in feminist, gender or sexuality studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units of courses labelled Women’s Studies or Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 401)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 405       Praxis Seminar
Reflection upon best practices and theoretical paradigms for feminist, gender, and sexuality activism. Activist/volunteer work, outside of class-time, will be required.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units of courses labelled Women’s Studies or Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 405)    
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 411       Special Topics in Theory
In-depth study of a specific approach to theorizing gender and sexuality.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Women's Studies 311 or Gender and Sexuality Studies 311.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 411)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 415       Special Topics in Research Methods
In-depth study of specific group research methods used in feminist, gender, and/or sexuality studies.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Women's Studies 315 or Gender and Sexuality Studies 315.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 415)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 420       Ecofeminism
An immersive experience, both theoretical and experiential, of ecofeminist analyses.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
3 units of course labelled Women’s Studies or Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Gender and Sexuality Studies 420 and Women's Studies 303.02 will not be allowed.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 420)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 501       Independent Research
Supervised individual study of a special topic. Intended primarily for students in Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students wishing to register in this class must first consult with the Department, and are responsible for proposing a topic and securing a supervisor.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 501)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 503       Community Service Learning
An opportunity for students to learn from volunteer service in community organizing and/or activism relating to feminist, gender, and sexuality studies. Students will present findings related to their community engagement placement to the class in scheduled sessions during the term.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1.5S-2)
Prerequisite(s):
Women's Studies 201, 405 or Gender and Sexuality Studies 201, 405 and consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students wishing to register in the class must first secure a volunteer position and have that position approved by the department. Volunteer commitment over the term must be between 20-25 hours.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 503)
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Gender and Sexuality Studies 590       Honours Thesis
Supervised individual research and preparation of an Honours thesis.
Course Hours:
6 units; (24-36 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Honours program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and consent of the Department.
Notes:
Students are responsible for securing a thesis supervisor prior to enrolling in the class.
Also known as:
(formerly Women’s Studies 590)
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