Academic Calendar 2017/2018 - Ideas of Power
GEND 3306 Ideas of Power
Prerequisites:Any 18 credits completed.
Hours:Three hours of lecture per week for one term.
Description:Power is everywhere. It is in the relationships we have, the clothes we buy and the pets we keep, not just the party we vote for. It is in the colour of our skin, the performance of our gender, and the work we do. Ideas of power-the really powerful ones-are often invisible. Students will focus on making visible what the powers-that-be would prefer to keep hidden. Students will examine ideas of power around sex and gender, colonization in the past and present, wealth and poverty, law and justice, to name only a few.