2020/21 Course Schedule

UPDATE 2020 WINTER COURSES: TERM 1

In response to COVID-19, most courses in the Faculty of Arts are moving online for the fall semester. All GRSJ courses for Term 1 will be web-oriented or Distance Education courses. We have merged some of our sections with our existing Distance Education courses and have increased capacity in Distance Ed courses where possible (for example, GRSJ 224).

All Distance Ed courses are asynchronous.

For our Term 1 web-oriented lecture courses, most of our instructors are transitioning content to a combination of synchronous and asynchronous teaching which may include videos, recorded lectures, and some live components. Any synchronous components will take place during the scheduled class time.

Students who are unable to participate in synchronous components should discuss concession and accommodations with the course instructor or the GRSJ Advisor before classes begin.

Individual course descriptions will be updated as we have more information about each course.

Courses that are entirely synchronous will be noted here

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Winter 2020/21

Course information, course descriptions and scheduling details are subject to change. Please check with UBC’s online Course Schedule, course instructors, or the GRSJ Undergraduate Advisor for confirmation.

Winter 2020

GRSJ101 Introduction to Social Justice Sections

An overview of intersectional feminist debates and theoretical traditions. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 101.

GRSJ102 Global Issues in Social Justice Sections

Intersectional feminist theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues in a transnational context. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 102.

Winter 2020

GRSJ200 Gender and Environmental Justice Sections

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural overview of contemporary environmental issues, as they relate to gender equality and social justice challenges and initiatives that respond to ecological crises.

GRSJ224B Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature - GRSJ IN LIT Sections

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.

GRSJ224C Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature - GRSJ IN LIT Sections

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.

GRSJ224F Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature - GRSJ IN LIT Sections

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.

GRSJ230 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Representation in Modern Asia Sections

The complex relationships between mechanisms of power, gender, and representation in Asia in different spaces examined through an interdisciplinary lens.

GRSJ235 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Structures in Modern Asia Sections

Situates "Asia" in a global context and explores the complex relationships between gender, social structures, and social change.

Winter 2020

GRSJ300 Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender Sections

Interdisciplinary exploration of the multiple intersections between gender and (neo)colonialism, racism, poverty, ableism, and heterosexism in a globalized world; historical and cross-cultural aspects, and the social construction of sex and gender, masculinity and femininity.

GRSJ301 Gender, Race and Indigeneity in Canada Sections

Gender and indigeneity in the documented histories and narrated lives of Indigenous people in Canada.

GRSJ303 Gender, Race, Social Justice and the Law Sections

A survey of feminist legal thought and recent developments in feminism and law, with a focus on Canada.

GRSJ305 Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing Sections

Critical examination and practical applications of concepts, theories, methods, and strategies of gender-aware organizing at the community and international levels.

GRSJ306 Globalization and Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in International Politics Sections

Critical examination of the gender dimension of globalization and the theories, discourse, and practices in international politics using gender analysis.

GRSJ307 Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture Sections

Critical examination of mainstream and alternative media images of gender, race, and sexuality in the context of networked social media, film, music, and television.

GRSJ310 Gender, Race, Social Justice and Health Sections

Interdisciplinary introduction to gender and health issues using selected theoretical frameworks.

GRSJ311 African/Black Women in the Americas Sections

An interdisciplinary survey of gender studies and histories of African/Black women in the Americas from the beginning of the slave trade to the present.

GRSJ315 Critical Racial Theories Sections

Critical theories of racial and cultural difference. Initial formulations of theses against "scientific racism" and their later transformation by historical, social, and global-historical accounts of racial subjugation.

GRSJ316 Queer and Trans of Colour Theorizing Sections

The intellectual and political interventions of queer of colour theorizing in the gender and sexual politics of racial and imperial projects, including its engagements with women of colour feminisms, settler colonial and indigenous studies, and immigration and diaspora studies.

GRSJ320 Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies Sections

Feminist pedagogies and feminist debates about pedagogy in formal, nonformal, and informal educational settings.

GRSJ325 Anti-colonial and Feminist Qualitative Methodologies Sections

Data collection techniques, the politics of interpretation, and the formulation of a research proposal using a feminist, anti-racist framework.

GRSJ326 The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Building Sections

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.

GRSJ327 Theories of Representation and Difference Sections

Feminist scholarship emphasizing languages and processes of representation and the construction of difference in cultural discourses and institutions.

GRSJ328 Theories of Subjectivity Sections

How feminist scholarship has shaped and reinterpreted accounts of the subject, drawing on such traditions as structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, postmodernism, and Queer Theory.

Winter 2020

GRSJ401 Body, Gender and Society Sections

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.

GRSJ410 Religious Feminisms Sections

Examines religious feminisms from three Abrahamic traditions. An in-depth study of challenges various doctrinal discourses and practices pose for feminist projects.

GRSJ415 Critical Racial and Anti-Colonial Feminist Approaches Sections

Critical anti-colonial and feminist analyses of colonial and racial subjugation, as well as the many modalities of indigenous and minority resistance.

GRSJ422 Advanced Research Seminar Sections

Critical theories, methodologies, ethics and practices appropriate for advanced feminist research.

GRSJ450A Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

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 to GRSJ majors or minors.

GRSJ450B Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

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 to GRSJ majors or minors.

GRSJ450C Directed Studies - DIRECTED STUDIES Sections

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 to GRSJ majors or minors.

GRSJ480 Decolonizing Praxis: A Practicum in Social Justice Sections

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. This course is graded Pass/Fail.