Students enrolled in the SDS collaborative program are required to take our core course, SDS1000H. Due to high demand for the course, this year (2019-2020) students may take SDS1999H to fulfill the core course requirement in lieu of SDS1000. Please contact the department for more details.

SDS1000H Theory and Methods in Sexual Diversity Studies (January 2020)

Time: Winter Term (2020), Fridays, 1-3pm

SDS1000H1S Winter 2020 is full. Enrollment for SDS1000 in Winter 2021 will begin in September 2020.

This course is designed to serve as the core course for the Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies, although students whose departments are not part of the Collaborative Specialization, or who for other reasons, are not in the program are nevertheless very welcome to take the course if spaces are available.  Registration in the course requires a SDS1000 ballot, which must be submitted to the Bonham Centre office at  The course is limited to 15 spaces.


SDS1999H  Special Topics: Queering Design: Sexual Politics of Space, Place, and Digital Culture (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Jasmine Rault

Time: Fall Term, Thursdays 1-4pm

This course asks students to explore the ways that queer theory might be taken up by design thinking. The queerness that this course engages is a capacious critical orientation to those lives and modes of living, bodies and forms of embodiment, creative imaginations and their limits, that shape our everyday sense of what is possible and impossible. Thinking queerly allows us to ask, how do we imagine and design for justice and freedom – in fields not limited to architecture, urban planning, domestic and digital space? With a focus on design justice, we will explore the ways that material and digital architectures work to both reflect and shape our intimate experiences and knowledges of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, ability, safety and risk, capacity and incapacity. In what ways do design decisions enable, disable, discipline and disorient genders, sexualities, racialities, desires, imaginings, socialities and intimacies?