Undergraduate Courses

Course information, including descriptions and scheduling details, is subject to change. Please check with UBC’s on-line Course Schedule and/or course instructors for confirmation.

Not all the courses listed below will be offered each session.

Students in courses with a low enrollment should be prepared for a last-minute change to an alternate offering.

 

COURSE LISTINGS (2014 Summer Session)

UBC Student Services course schedule: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?sessyr=2014&sesscd=S

GRSJ 224 (C): Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature (6 credits)
Techniques of literary study, with emphasis on intersectionality and the ways in which gender is represented in literature and contributions of feminism and gender studies to literary studies
(Sec 921) Dr. Emilia Nielsen, syllabus

GRSJ 300: Intersectional Approaches to Gender Relations (3 credits)
An intersectional exploration of gender, sexuality, and gender relations, emphasizing historical and cross-cultural aspects and the social construction of masculinity, femininity, transgender, and gender.
(Sec 941) Dr. Chris Shelley, syllabus
(Sec 98A on-line) Dr. Heather Latimer, syllabus

GRSJ 450A/B/C: Directed Studies (3/6 credits)
General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under supervision of, a faculty member selected by the student and approved by the GRSJ Undergraduate Advisor. A written paper or equivalent will be required. Open only to GRSJ majors or minors.  Request application form: GRSJ Office or 604-822-9171.

 

COURSE LISTINGS (2014-15 Winter Session)

UBC Student Services course schedule:  https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?sessyr=2014&sesscd=W

GRSJ 101: Gender, Race, Sex and Power (3 credits)
An overview of intersectional feminist debates and theoretical traditions. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 101.
(Sec 001) Instructor TBA, syllabus
(Sec 002) Dr. Gillian Creese, syllabus
(Sec 227) Instructor TBA, syllabus

GRSJ 102: Decolonizing and Feminist Perspectives from Local to Global (3 credits)
Intersectional feminist theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues in a transational context. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 102.
(Sec 001) Dr. Leonora Angeles, syllabus
(Sec 002) Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry, syllabus

GRSJ 201/CPSC 101: Connecting with Computer Science (4 credits)
Fundamentals of computer science and their connections with the arts, psychology, and biology. Historical, cultural, and gender perspectives of important contributions to the field will be discussed. No prior computing background required.
Equivalency: CPSC101
(See Student Services for all Laboratory information)

GRSJ 205: Women in Canada 1600-1920 (3 credits)
This course explores the diversity of women in Canada, from Aboriginal encounters with missionaries in New France, to the campaign for voting rights in 1917. Topics include: slavery, immigration, western settlement, family economies, moral regulation, law, and varied strategies of political activism.
Instructor: Tatiana van Riemsdijk,  syllabus

GRSJ 210: Women in Canada, 1920 to the Present (3 credits)
This course explores the diversity of women in Canada, as economic producers, wives, mothers, and community activists during the last century. Topics include: the regulation of gender roles and sexuality through law, culture, social policy, and paid work.
Instructor Anika Stafford, syllabus

GRSJ 224 (A/B/C): Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature (3/6 credits)
Techniques of literary study, with emphasis on intersectionality and the ways in which gender is represented in literature and contributions of feminism and gender studies to literary studies.
224A Term 1 (Sec 001) Heather Latimer, syllabus
224A Term 1 (Sec 002) Litsa Chatzivasileiou, syllabus
224B Term 2 (Sec 002)  Dr. Deena Rymhs, syllabus
224C Term 1-2 (Sec 001) Dr. Janice Stewart, syllabus
224C Term 1-2 (Sec 002) Dr. Kim Snowden, syllabus

 GRSJ 230: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Representation in Modern Asia (3 credits)
This course explores the complex relationships between systems of power, gender, and representation in Asia through interdisciplinary lens including history, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, and youth and media studies. It offers different ways of seeing and reading “gender” and “Asia.” We begin by deconstructing two common stereotypes of the Asian Sublime—from the hypersexualized to the superachievers—in operas, films, literature, and other popular cultural medium. We look at the flows of Asian gendered identities and bodies in two global circuits: the cyberspace and the international political economy of desires. We end by interrogating the politics of identity and representation of “Asian-Canadians.”
Dr. Jennifer Chan, syllabus

GRSJ 235: Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Structures in Modern Asia (3 credits)
This course situates “Asia” in a global context and explores the complex relationships between gender, social structures, and social change. We begin by deconstructing gender roles in Asian family, economics, religion, politics, law, trade, health, migration and war in the context of modernization, industrialization, and globalization. We examine diverse forms of social mobilization around issues of peace, political and economic empowerment, and ecology. We end by bringing the discussion home to gauge the politics of Asian gendered identities in migration.
Dr. Jennifer Chan, syllabus

GRSJ 300: Intersectional Approaches to Gender Relations (3 credits)
An intersectional exploration of gender, sexuality, and gender relations, emphasizing historical and cross-cultural aspects and the social construction of masculinity, femininity, transgender, and gender.
Term 1 (Sec 901)  Chris Shelley, syllabus
Term 2 (Sec 902) Sarah Rudrum, syllabus

Distance Education
Sept-Dec (Sec 99A)  Chris Shelley
Jan-Apr (Sec 99C) Chris Shelley

GRSJ 301: Gender and Indigeneity in Canada (3 credits)
Historical, current, and future roles of Aboriginal women, with a focus on British Columbia.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Dr. Deena Rymhs, syllabus

GRSJ 302: Social Justice, Work and Education (3 credits)
The intersections of gender, education and work using sociological and economic frameworks.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Not offered 2013W

GRSJ 303/LAW 307: Gender, Law and Social Justice (3 credits)
A survey of feminist legal thought and recent developments in feminism and law, with a focus on Canada.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001)  Instructor TBA

GRSJ 305: Issues in Community and International Organizing (3 credits)
Critical examination and practical applications of concepts, theories, methods, and strategies of gender-aware organizing at the community and international levels.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Dr. Benita Bunjun, syllabus

GRSJ 306: Globalization and Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in International Politics (3 credits)
Critical examination of the gender dimension of globalization and the theories, discourse, and practices in international politics using gender analysis.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Dr. Sunera Thobani, syllabus

GRSJ 307: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Popular Culture (3 credits)
Critical examination of mainstream and alternative media images of gender, race, and sexuality in the context of networked social media, film, music, and television.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Dr. Janice Stewart, syllabus

GRSJ 310: Issues in Gender and Health (3 credits)
Interdisciplinary introduction to gender and health issues using selected theoretical frameworks.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Instructor TBA, syllabus

GRSJ 311: African/Black Women in the Americas  (3 credits)
An interdisciplinary survey of gender studeis and histories of African/Black women in the Americas from the beginning of the slave trade to the present.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Delia Douglas, syllabus

GRSJ 320: Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies (3 credits)
Feminist pedagogies and feminist debates about pedagogy in formal, nonformal, and informal educational settings.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Dr. Janice Stewart, syllabus

GRSJ 325: Decolonizing and Feminist Qualitative Methodologies (3 credits)
Data collection techniques, the politics of interpretation, and the formulation of a research proposal using a feminist, anti-racist framework. Formerly part of WMST 322.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Dr. Beck Ross, syllabus

GRSJ 326: The Politics of Gender, Families and Nation-Building (3 credits)
Investigation of historical and contemporary scholarship on the diversity of families, focusing on differences of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and social class within and across national borders. Formerly part of WMST 322.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Dr. Beck Ross, syllabus

GRSJ 327: Feminist Theories of Representation and Difference (3 credits)
Feminist scholarship emphasizing languages and processes of representation and the construction of difference in cultural discourses and institutions.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Instructor TBA, syllabus

GRSJ 328: Feminist Theories of Subjectivity (3 credits)
How feminist scholarship has shaped and reinterpreted accounts of the subject, drawing on such traditions as structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, postmodernism, and Queer Theory.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Litsa Chatzivasileiou, syllabus

GRSJ 401: Body, Gender and Society (3 credits)
An interdisciplinary examination of the body, exploring how social relations and space are implicated in the constitution and experience of gendered bodies and identities, with an emphasis on feminist analyses of body-societal relations.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Dr. Kim Snowden, syllabus

GRSJ 422: Advanced Research Seminar (3 credits)
Critical theories, methodologies, ethics and practices appropriate for advanced feminist research.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Term 1 (Sec 001) Dr. Ayesha Chaudhry, syllabus

GRSJ 425A:  Special Topics Special Topics in Gender, Race, and Sexuality:
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Not offered 2014W

GRSJ 425B: Special Topics in Gender, Race, and Sexuality (3 credits)
Examination in depth of selected topics in gender, race, and sexuality.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
Not offered 2014W

GRSJ 425C: Special Topics in Gender (3 credits)
Not offered 2014W

GRSJ 450C: Directed Studies (3/6 credits)
General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under supervision of, a faculty member selected by the student and approved by the GRSJ Undergraduate Advisor. A written paper or equivalent will be required. Open only to GRSJ majors or minors.

GRSJ 480 (3/6) d Decolonizing Praxis: A Practicum in Social Justice
Connects feminist and critical race theory and practice through placement in a community organization. As is the case with all UBC practice-related courses, this course requires a Criminal Record Check. Open to GRSJ Majors or Minors. This course is graded Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Two of GRSJ 325, GRSJ 326, GRSJ 327, GRSJ 328.
Term 2 (Sec 001) Dr. Sunera Thobani, syllabus