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Gender and Sexuality

Navigating through the complexities of Gender & Sexuality is a necessity in our world, now more than ever. Engage with globally renowned scholars from top Canadian universities to learn concepts and practices that advance respect and human rights. This course will teach you to better understand and apply knowledge about gender and sexuality -- a critical first step in addressing social, economic and cultural inequalities.

This intersectional approach to Gender & Sexuality Studies will cover key topics in the fields of literature, language, geography, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, cinema and media studies, law and medicine. Some questions we will address include:

What is gender and sexuality?

What does this mean in different contexts?

How do we think critically and creatively about identity, communication, and community?

How are gender and sexuality organized in media and popular culture?

How do people, young and old, negotiate knowledge about gender and sexuality?

This course is for anyone who wants to build their own cultural competence and the capacity of those around them to understand gender and sexuality and the intersections of these core facets of culture and nature, with other differences, like race, age or disability.

What you'll learn

  • What is gender and sexuality?
  • What does this mean in different contexts?
  • How do we think critically and creatively about identity, communication, and community?
  • How are gender and sexuality organized in media and popular culture?
  • How do people, young and old, negotiate knowledge about gender and sexuality?
  • Deepen understanding and knowledge about gender and sexuality.
  • Explore personal and academic histories and narratives in Gender & Sexuality Studies.
  • Participate in current conversations on a wide-ranging local and national scale.
  • Acquire knowledge about classical and contemporary theories in Gender & Sexuality Studies.
  • Explore the possibilities for intersectionality to highlight social justice issues.
  • Gain an appreciation for a diverse range of individuals, communities, and viewpoints.

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Length 6 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $50
From UBCx, University of British Columbia via edX
Instructor Dr. Janice Stewart
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Social Sciences
Tags Art & Culture Social Sciences Humanities

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gender and sexuality

It is a good introduction to the topics of sex, gender and sexuality and how they are applied in society.

Sex, gender and sexuality are thought of as a given, as things that always work the same way and those who take this course are sadly a minority: most people do not know the implications of these topics because of the way society and the media treat them.

This course was a rare opportunity to come up to date on the evolving conversations and atruggles around gender and sexuality in a safe, respectful space.

I found it to be really interesting, thought provoking and not only has it opened my mind to viewing the world through another lens, it has also given me the language to start and/or take part in important conversations on gender and sexuality with those around me.

The discussions and videos really help you think deeply about topics related to gender and sexuality.

For a groundbreaking course Gender and Sexuality: Applications in Society is well worth a look.

Excellent - touches on main consideration when thinking about gender and sexuality in a way that is accessible and easy to engage with.

Loved this class I wish everyone would take it to learn so much more then I ever knew about gender and sexuality.

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so much

Thank you so much, Janice and company.

I've been talking about this course so much that I think I have a few more colleagues that are now interested in taking it.

I learnt so much from this course that I can't thank enough of the staff starting from Prof. Janice to Raeanne Lee and all my peers for making this such a wonderful experience.

I learned so much!

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thought out

This was an incredibly well thought out course that went deep and wide.

Even the assignments are brilliant in that they have been thought out so that they can be transferred to the real world to start initiating change!

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very interesting

This course has been very interesting.

This course has be very interesting, engaging and inspiring!

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Lecturer in Gender and Womens Studies $38k

Lecturer, Womens and Gender Studies $40k

Coordinator of the Resource Center for Sexuality and Gender $44k

Faculty, Womens, Gender, & Sexuality Studies $58k

STC - Field Coordinator (Africa Region Gender Practice) $74k

Technical Officer, Gender $76k

Professor of Gender Studies $110k

Associate Professor of Gender Studies $112k

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Rating 4.7 based on 41 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $50
From UBCx, University of British Columbia via edX
Instructor Dr. Janice Stewart
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design Social Sciences
Tags Art & Culture Social Sciences Humanities

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