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Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts

GRSJ: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

GRSJ 101 (3) Introduction to Social Justice
An overview of intersectional feminist debates and theoretical traditions. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 101.
GRSJ 102 (3) Global Issues in Social Justice
Intersectional feminist theory and practice, focusing on contemporary issues in a transnational context. Credit will be granted for only one of WMST 100 or GRSJ 102.
GRSJ 200 (3) Gender and Environmental Justice
An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural overview of contemporary environmental issues, as they relate to gender equality and social justice challenges and initiatives that respond to ecological crises.
Prerequisite: GRSJ 101.
GRSJ 201 (4) Connecting with Computer Science
Fundamentals of computer science and their connections with the arts, psychology, and biology. Historical, cultural, and gender perspectives of important contributions to the field will be discussed. No prior computing background required.
Equivalency: CPSC 101.
GRSJ 205 (3) Gender, Race and Colonialism in Canada
The historical foundations of colonialisms in Canada from just prior to the establishment of New France to the end of World War One.
GRSJ 210 (3) Gender, Race and Colonialism in the Americas
Interdisciplinary exploration of the ways gender, class, sexuality and race shape modern histories in Canada, and transnationally, from 1920 to the present.
GRSJ 224 (3/6) d Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice in Literature
Techniques of literary study, with emphasis on intersectionality and the ways in which gender is represented in literature and contributions of feminism and gender studies to literary studies.
GRSJ 230 (3) Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Representation in Modern Asia
The complex relationships between mechanisms of power, gender, and representation in Asia in different spaces examined through an interdisciplinary lens.
GRSJ 235 (3) Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Structures in Modern Asia
Situates “Asia” in a global context and explores the complex relationships between gender, social structures, and social change.
GRSJ 300 (3) Intersectional Approaches to Thinking Gender
Interdisciplinary exploration of the multiple intersections between gender and (neo)colonialism, racism, poverty, ableism, and heterosexism in a globalized world; historical and cross-cultural aspects, and the social construction of sex and gender, masculinity and femininity.
GRSJ 301 (3) Gender, Race and Indigeneity in Canada
Gender and indigeneity in the documented histories and narrated lives of Indigenous people in Canada.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 302 (3) Pedagogies of Social Justice
The intersections of gender, education, and work using sociological and economic frameworks.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 303 (3) Gender, Race, Social Justice and the Law
A survey of feminist legal thought and recent developments in feminism and law, with a focus on Canada.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 305 (3) Social Justice Issues in Community and International Organizing
Critical examination and practical applications of concepts, theories, methods, and strategies of gender-aware organizing at the community and international levels.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 306 (3) Globalization and Social Justice: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in International Politics
Critical examination of the gender dimension of globalization and the theories, discourse, and practices in international politics using gender analysis.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 307 (3) Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
Critical examination of mainstream and alternative media images of gender, race, and sexuality in the context of networked social media, film, music, and television.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 310 (3) Gender, Race, Social Justice and Health
Interdisciplinary introduction to gender and health issues using selected theoretical frameworks.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 311 (3) African/Black Women in the Americas
An interdisciplinary survey of gender studies and histories of African/Black women in the Americas from the beginning of the slave trade to the present.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 320 (3) Feminist Anti-Racist Pedagogies
Feminist pedagogies and feminist debates about pedagogy in formal, nonformal, and informal educational settings.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 325 (3) Anti-colonial and Feminist Qualitative Methodologies
Data collection techniques, the politics of interpretation, and the formulation of a research proposal using a feminist, anti-racist framework.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 326 (3) The Politics of Gender, Families, and Nation-Building
Investigation of historical and contemporary scholarship on the diversity of families, focusing on differences of gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, and social class within and across national borders.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 327 (3) Theories of Representation and Difference
Feminist scholarship emphasizing languages and processes of representation and the construction of difference in cultural discourses and institutions.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 328 (3) Theories of Subjectivity
How feminist scholarship has shaped and reinterpreted accounts of the subject, drawing on such traditions as structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, postmodernism, and Queer Theory.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 401 (3) Body, Gender and Society
An interdisciplinary examination of the body, exploring how social relations and space are implicated in the constitution and experience of gendered bodies and identities, with an emphasis on feminist analyses of body-societal relations.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 410 (3) Religious Feminism
Examines religious feminism from three Abrahamic traditions. An in-depth study of challenges various doctrinal discourses and practices pose for feminist projects.
Prerequisite: All of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102.
GRSJ 422 (3) Advanced Research Seminar
Critical theories, methodologies, ethics and practices appropriate for advanced feminist research.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 425 (3/12) c Special Topics in Gender, Race, and Sexuality
Examination in depth of selected topics in gender, race, and sexuality. Consult the Student Service Centre course schedule for course offerings. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Either (a) all of GRSJ 101, GRSJ 102 or (b) all of WMST 101, WMST 102 or third-year standing.
GRSJ 450 (3/6) c Directed Studies
General reading and/or a research undertaking, with the agreement, and under supervision of, a faculty member selected by the student and approved by the GRSJ Undergraduate Advisor. A written paper or equivalent will be required. Open to GRSJ majors or minors.
GRSJ 480 (3/6) d Decolonizing Praxis: A Practicum in Social Justice
Connects feminist and critical race theory and practice through placement in a community organization. As is the case with all UBC practice-related courses, this course requires a Criminal Record Check. Open to GRSJ Majors or Minors. This course is graded Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: Either (a) two of GRSJ 325, GRSJ 326, GRSJ 327, GRSJ 328 or (b) two of WMST 325, WMST 326, WMST 327, WMST 328. Consult the department.
GRSJ 500 (3) Intersectional Issues in Social Justice and Equality Studies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 501 (3) Issues in Decolonizing and Feminist Methodologies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 502 (3) Issues in Gender, Sexuality, and Critical Race Theories
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 503 (3-9) d Special Topics in Feminist Studies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 504 (3-6) c Decolonizing Praxis for Social Justice and Equality Studies: A Practicum
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 505 (1-6) c Directed Reading in Advanced Feminist Studies
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 506 (3) Gender, Islam, Modernity, and the West
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 510 (3) Extended Essay
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 520 (6-9) c M.A. Thesis
Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
GRSJ 606 (0) Doctoral Dissertation
Pass/Fail.

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