Courses that Decolonize Sexuality

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 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 475 - Indigenous Genders and Sexualities

★ 3 (fi 6)(either, 3-0-0) Exploration of gender diversity and sexualities from Indigenous and Indigenous feminist worldviews, including critical examination of colonial constructions of gender and sexuality. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS course, or departmental consent.

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.