Introduction to Women’s Studies: Issues in Feminism
Professor: Dr. Corinne Mason
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1pm- 3:30pm; open door policy
Office: Clark Hall 316
Phone: (204) 571- 7876
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.