Approved Courses for the Sexuality Studies Certificate

AUART 281 - Sex, Gender and Art

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 0-3s-0) Why should we care about gender and sexuality when we look at art and other visual images? In this course, students will answer this question by studying feminist art history, as well as scholarship addressing LGBTQI identities and intersections between gender, sexuality and race.

AUPHI 351 - Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science, and the Construction of Sex

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Examines philosophical issues raised by scientific research into sex, sexual orientation, and gender.

AUPSY 338 - Intimate Relationships and Human Sexuality

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) A survey of research on intimate relationships and human sexuality from individual and interpersonal perspectives. Topics covered may include methods of sexuality/relationship science, attraction, gender identity, sex roles, sexual orientation, sexual attitudes and behavior, and relationship stresses. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240; third-year standing.

AUREL 325 - Sex and Gender in Ancient Religions

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) An examination of religious texts and artifacts from the ancient world (e.g. biblical texts, Mesopotamian myths, iconography on statuary, reliefs, etc.), with a specific focus on representations of sex and gender. The course will introduce contemporary issues in gender theory to use as a lens for examining material from the ancient world, with the goal of better understanding various human beliefs and practices in relation to sexuality, the body and construction of gender.

AUSOC 275 - Sex, Gender, and Society

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Examination of the relation between gender as a social institution and our experiences of sexual identity and gender. The way gender differences are constructed and sustained as part of the reality of everyday life is also examined. Prerequisite: One of AUSOC 101, 103, 105, consent of the instructor.

CHRTC 430 - The Human Sexual Body: Christian Perspectives

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Historical and contemporary perspectives on the sexual body in Christian thought. Not to be taken by students with credit in CHRTC 393.

CLASS 261 - Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) The role of women and the construction of gender and sexuality in Greek and Roman society from the Archaic period to Late Antiquity.

EDPS 415 - Sexuality, Gender, and Culture in Education

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) This course explores, in theory and practice, contemporary issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in K-12 schools. It draws upon critical scholarship to explore issues related to the construction and regulation of teacher and student identities, school leadership, bullying, violence, and discrimination. We further consider the implications of policy and other targeted educational interventions to help create welcoming, respectful and safe learning and teaching environments. NOTE: Community Service Learning (CSL) is an integral and required component of this course.

ENGL 220 - Reading Gender and Sexuality

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) An introduction to dynamics of gender and sexuality in literary and other cultural texts, and to the critical concepts and methods key to their study. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101.

ENGL 392 - Queer and Trans Studies

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Studies in the cultures, politics, forms, and theories of queer and trans life across a range of texts and formats. Content and period focus may vary. Prerequisite: *6 of junior English, or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101 or 102.

ENGL 465 - Studies in Gender and Sexualities

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Prerequisites: *6 of junior English or *3 of junior English plus WRS 101; and *12 of senior-level English, *6 of which must be at the 300 level. Note: variable content course which may be repeated.

FS 322 - Gender and Sexuality in Film

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-2.5) Intersections between film and cultural notions and practices of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: FS 100.

GERM 454 - Gender and Sexuality

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 0-3s-0) Studies texts and issues related to gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: GERM 340 or 343 and MLCS 210 or consent of the department.

HADVC 226 - Gender, Sexuality and Visual Culture

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Introduction to key themes in feminist art, design and visual culture. Examines the production and circulation of visual markers of difference (such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, size, etc.) through the media, popular culture, and contemporary art.

HECOL 210 - Intimate Relationships

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) A consideration of the sociological, psychological, and personal factors affecting the development, maintenance and dissolution of intimate relationships today.

HIST 124 - History of Sexuality in the Americas

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) History of sexual behaviour, identities, and regulations in the Western Hemisphere from the colonial era through the twentieth century.

HIST 179 - Sex Work and Intimate Labour in Global History

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0)

HIST 308 - Sexuality and Gender in Modern Europe

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 0-3s-0) Introduction to the social organization, cultural construction, and political dimensions of sexuality and gender in Europe from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

MLCS 475 - X-Rated: Sex on Screen

★ 3 (fi 6) (first term, 3-0-3) Considers the representation of sex acts captured on film, video, and other forms of moving pictures. Interrogating notions of acceptability, the popular, high art, exploitation and industry machinery. Prerequisite: Consent of the Department.

NS 360 - Indigenous Erotics

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) This course is an introductory study of the visual and literary forms of Indigenous erotica in North America. This course will examine a broad selection of historical and contemporary Indigenous expressions of sexuality and gender. The manifestations of the erotic will be examined and understood as a way for Indigenous peoples to reclaim corporeal sovereignty, overcome centuries of sexual repression and shame and revive understandings of gender and sexuality deeply rooted in Indigenous cultural paradigms. Prerequisites: NS 110, NS 111 and NS 260 or NS 290 or consent of the faculty.

PHIL 372 - Philosophy of Sexuality

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Ontological, epistemological, political and ethical issues arising through readings of classical and contemporary texts.

PSYCH 405 - Psychology of Sex

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Biological, psychological, developmental, and socio-political perspectives pertaining to the topic of human sexuality will be considered.

RELIG 345 - Tantric Traditions

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Introduction to the foundational texts, esoteric rituals, and sexual alchemy associated with Tantric practices in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain contexts.

SOC 301 - Sociology of Gender

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Comparative study of sex roles in selected societies with an emphasis on contemporary Canada; sex-specific role behaviours and theories regarding their origin; recent sociological research on the social effects of sex roles. Prerequisite: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.

SOC 492 - Queering the Social

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 0-3s-0) Sex/gender/sexuality as a complex social constellation. Prerequisite: One of SOC 301, 335, WGS 102 or consent of instructor.

SPRIT 316 - Sexual Ethics in a Multi-Faith Context

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 2-1s-0) Deepen awareness of personal, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of sexuality. Explored in light of feminist, queer, traditional and contemporary theological thought. Note: Not open to students with credit in CHRTP 316

WGS 255 - Gender and Sexuality in World and Indigenous Religions

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Historical and contemporary survey of ideas about, and practices relating to, gender and sexuality in world and Indigenous religions.

WGS 298 - Critical Issues (when topic relates to sexuality)

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) This course offers an introduction to select issues in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A variable content course, which may be repeated if topics vary.

WGS 230 - Consent

★ 3 (fi 6)(either term, 3-0-0) An interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of sexual consent. Topics covered may include: the role of sexual violence in colonization, feminist law reform, unwanted sex, sexual agency, sexual fraud, and the limitations of consent- based prevention.

WGS 370 - Queer Theory

★ 3 (fi 6)(either, 3-0-0) A survey of core texts and key debates that have shaped queer theory. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS course, or departmental consent.

WGS 431 - Feminism and Sexual Assault

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Interdisciplinary consideration of conceptual, political and legal strategies that feminists have deployed to confront sexual coercion with an emphasis on contemporary North American context. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WSG or W ST course, or departmental consent.

WGS 470 - Sexualities: Special Topics (when topic relates to sexuality)

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) This course offers advanced examination of selected issues in sexuality studies. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.

WGS 475 Indigenous Genders and Sexualities

To be added to calendar 2022-23.

WGS 498 - Special Topics (when topic relates to sexuality)

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 0-3s-0) Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or departmental consent.