COURSES IN EQUITY STUDIES.
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To see the 2012-2013 Arts & Science Fall/Winter Session timetable, see here.
NEW240Y1, Introduction to Equity Studies
An interdisciplinary study of social justice issues in local and global contexts. Examines ongoing and new forms of inequity and various approaches to social change. Topics include the origins of inequities, critical anti-racism, global labour patterns, economic restructuring, gender variance, disability studies, food security and the politics of resistance.
NEW241Y1, Introduction to Disability Studies
Introduces students to the theory and practice of Disability Studies. Explores the history of the development of disability studies. Examines cultural representations of disability and critically assesses the ways disability is conceptualized in societal institutions. Forms of disability activism are also discussed.
NEW270H1, Foundations for Community Engagement
Examines issues in community-based organizing, partnerships and advocacy. Drawing on interdisciplinary theory, methodology and case studies, develops skills both to analyze the social, economic, political, ethical and cultural dimensions of working with communities and to critically evaluate organizing practices and strategic approaches in community engagement.
NEW341H1, Theorizing Equity
Explores theories that inform Equity Studies and situates them historically to examine both the social conditions and practices that generate inequities and the responses by equity advocates. Examines texts in relevant fields such as post-colonial theory, queer theory, disability studies, feminist theory and transnational studies.
NEW342H1, Theory and Praxis in Food Security
Explores the concept of food security in the context of equity issues related to global food systems. Provides opportunities for field work experience in topics addressed in the course.
NEW344Y1, Equity and the Body
An analysis of the body as the product of complex social organizations, processes and structures. Examines cultural narratives recounted about the body through topics that include genetics, beauty, health, pathology and the multiples identities that intersect at the site of the body.
NEW345H1, Equity and Activism in Education
Examines contemporary issues in education and schooling from a social justice and equity perspective. Engages with a variety of theoretical frameworks including anti-homophobia education, critical pedagogy, critical race theory, decolonizing knowledges, and intersectionality. Includes an overview of educational activist projects.
NEW346H1, Community Development in Local and Global Contexts
An interdisciplinary approach to community development that considers the changing roles of community organizations and non-profits in the context of neoliberalism. Examines the political economy of community development in Canada, the impact on marginalized groups, and emerging forms of collaboration across sectors and geographic (including national) localities.
NEW349H1, Disability and Representation
Explores the connection between disability and representation through contemporary social theries and methods in disability studies. Problematizes disability representation to challenge the taken-for-granted cultural assumption that disability is a problem that requires a solution.
JQR360H1, The Canadian Census: Populations, Migrations and Demographics
Examines the Canadian population census through the experience of diasporic groups in Canada. Approaches the census as a statistical tool, an historical source and an ideological project of citizenship and nationalism. Uses census data to explore mathematical and statistical concepts and to integrate numerical ways of thinking with qualitative analysis. (Jointly sponsored by African Studies, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, Caribbean Studies, Equity Studies and Latin American Studies).
NEW442H1, Food Systems and the Politics of Resistance
Examines the food we eat in the local and global context of food systems, food sovereignty and food movements. Explores the possibilities for food as a catalyst for learning, resistance and social change.
NEW444H1, Social Change and Non-Violence
Examines theories and practices that promote the building of cooperative, non-violent communities. Grounded in a series of historical cases studies, the course critically considers Gandhian principles and the ways in which these have been translated into collective action.
NEW445H1, Anti-Oppression Education in School Settings
Identifies ways systems of oppression and oppressive educational practices manifest themselves in school settings. Discusses how educators can use these settings or create new spaces to do anti-oppressive educational work. Integrates anti-oppressive educational theories with anti-oppressive school practice.
NEW446H1, Community Development and Social Change
Explores the significance of community development as a social change strategy, through a critical social analysis of local and global case studies and policies.
NEW449H1, Contemporary Theories in Disability Studies
Explores the influence of contemporary social theory in the formation of Disability Studies and its contemporary expressions. Examines how contemporary feminist theory, queer theory, and post-colonial theory intersect with Disability Studies to develop an understanding of disability as a socio-political phenomenon.