NEWS AND UPDATES

Are you a non-major looking for General Education/Elective courses?  The School of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies has spaces available in the following courses:

Please go onto REM, and enrol.

 

GWST 1501 9.0A

Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

This 1000-level course offered in Gender and Women’s Studies and is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Foundation Program. Besides its thematic content, this course partly focuses on basic university skills. The course is composed of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorial weekly. It has a 9.00 credit value and may be taken to fulfill students’ General Education requirements.

Time: Offered virtually on Wednesdays, 2:30 4:30pm (plus 8 tutorials)

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Gender and Women's Studies. It considers historical and contemporary arguments to develop understandings of how social, political and economic realities shape gender relations at multiple intersections. It introduces diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis.

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Gender and Women's Studies. It considers historical and contemporary arguments to develop understandings of how social, political and economic realities shape gender relations at multiple intersections. It introduces diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis.

GWST 1502 6.0A

Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

This 1000-level course offered in Gender and Women’s Studies and is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Foundation Program. Besides it thematic content, this course partly focuses on basic university skills. It has a 6.00 credit value and may be taken to fulfill students’ General Education requirements.

Time: Offered virtually on Tuesdays, 4:30-6:30pm (plus 8 tutorials)

Course Director:  A.  Alook

 

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to Gender and Women's Studies. It considers historical and contemporary arguments to develop understandings of how social, political and economic realities shape gender relations at multiple intersections. It introduces diverse theoretical approaches within feminist scholarship to outline broad terms of debate, and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in regard to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis.

 

GWST 2511  6.0A

SEX, GENDER, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Place: Keele Campus

Time: Offered virtually on Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm (plus 4 tutorials)

This course examines the construction of "race", gender - both femininity and masculinity – sexuality and ability 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, "race", ability popular culture and activist cultures that work with feminist, anti-racist, anti-abelist 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, "race", ability and gender in popular culture; analysis of the relationship between media and ideology; and introduction to the practices, goals, and strategies of feminist, queer and other activist cultural production.

 

SXST 1600 9.0A

INTRODUCTION TO SEXUALITY STUDIES

This 1000-level course offered in Sexuality Studies and is part of the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Foundation Program. Besides it thematic content, this course partly focuses on basic university skills. The course is composed of 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of tutorial weekly. It has a 9.00 credit value and may be taken to fulfill students’ General Education requirements.

Place: Keele Campus

Time: Offered virtually on Fridays, 10:30am-12:30pm (plus 8 tutorials)

Course Director: R. Simpkins

This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to the intersecting, overlapping and transnational field of Sexuality Studies. It considers some historical and contemporary lens to develop understandings of how social, political and economic realities shape gender relations and sexual identities through multiple intersections. It introduces students to the diverse theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches within sexuality studies scholarship to outline broad terms of debate and works with these to investigate specific feminist arguments in relation to written and visual representations and a range of socio-political issues. In addition, the course helps students to develop critical reading and analysis.

 

*** NOTICE: Effective Thursday, March 19, York University is offering limited on-campus services to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19. However, the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies is fully committed to ensuring our students and faculty get the support they need. You can reach us with general inquiries by emailing at lapsgsws@yorku.ca or by emailing the person you wish to speak to directly (see Staff Directory https://gsws.laps.yorku.ca/faculty-staff/staff-directory/).

For GWST and SXST Majors, and Minors, the department is conducting virtual advising appointments.
These appointments will assist you in assessing your degree progress, help you in choosing appropriate courses, and assist you in making selections to ensure you are on track to completing your degree/program.
Advising times are as follows:
For Gender, and Women's Studies - Mondays 1pm-3pm and Tuesdays 11am-1pm
For Sexuality Studies - Thursdays 12:30pm-2:30pm
Please email lapsgsws@yorku.ca with your name, student number, and reason for your request in order to book an appointment.

For more information on University’s response to the coronavirus, please visit the website for the most recent updates. ***


Our innovative undergraduate programs offer interdisciplinary courses on gender, women and the constructions and intersections of race, sexuality, class, age and ability. The faculty has been leaders in the study of women and gender in Canada and internationally for more than three decades. Our dedicated, dynamic, award winning professors offer excellent learning environments at all levels of study.

Why choose Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies?

  • York faculty have been leaders in the study of women and gender in Canada and internationally for three decades.
  • Our dedicated, dynamic, award winning professors offer excellent learning environments at all levels of study.