CUL483 - Gender Equality

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Subject Title
Gender Equality

Subject Description
Have you ever wondered why boys wear blue and girls wear pink? Why boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls? Is even our colour choice based on genes and biology? This course will examine gender as a social construct. It will focus on gender norms, stereotyping, how we "do" gender, and how the language that we use reinforces gender inequity. This course will also link gender with other forms of oppression and will require that students think critically about such norms - where we learn them, why they have been established and how such norms impact our society as a whole.

Credit Status
One Liberal Studies Credit: Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Differentiate between gender and biological sex.
Differentiate between the three waves of feminism.
Analyze the rigid classification system existing within our society.
Evaluate how gender and gender norms influence how we interacts with other people, define ourselves, and form relationships.
Explain how language reinforces stereotypes and heteronormativity.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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