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Introduction to Women’s Studies: Issues in Feminism

GWS 36:161

Brandon University

Winter 2014


Professor: Dr. Corinne Mason


Office Hours: Wednesdays 1pm- 3:30pm; open door policy

Office: Clark Hall 316

Phone: (204) 571- 7876

Class Location:

Time: Slot 8, 3:30pm -5:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays


Course Goals and Themes

This course introduces you to the interdisciplinary field of Gender and Women’s Studies. This term, we will learn several feminist theories and frameworks including liberal, radical, Marxist, intersectional, queer, and transnational feminisms. We will be using these lenses to think through a variety of contemporary feminist issues including: beauty regimes, men’s involvement in the movement, the “sex wars,” sex work, reproductive rights, marriage equality, global feminism, virginity, rape culture, and sexual consent.  

This course has a Canadian focus, but will also aim to decenter North American gendered experiences.