Courses

Students enrolled in the SDS collaborative program are required to take our core course, SDS1000H.

SDS1000H Theory and Methods in Sexual Diversity Studies

This course serves as the core requirement for the collaborative specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies. It covers important theories, methods, and historical movements in queer, trans, and sexuality studies across the disciplines. It approaches sexuality studies through an intersectional lens by examining how colonialism, settler colonialism, migration, class structure, and neoliberalism shape and are shaped by gender and sexual minorities locally and globally.

Enrollment for SDS1000 is restricted to students in the SDS collaborative specialization. If space remains available, students from outside the collaborative specialization can apply for enrollment by filling out an SDS1000 ballot as well as an add/drop form. The course is limited to 15 spaces.

SDS1999H Special Topics – The Sex Life of Technology: Biopolitics, Coloniality, and Designing Beyond White Futures

Instructor: Jasmine Rault

Time: Fall Term, Thursdays 1-4pm

Delivery method: TBD

This course takes up the tightly bound relationship between technology and sex – specifically information, communication and media technologies and colonial, racialized formations of sex, sexuality, and gender. Sex has been a central technology to the ongoing affective and political structures of settler colonialism, racism, and white supremacy; and ‘new technologies,’ particularly communication technologies, have been central to the formations of sex, sexuality, and gender upon which these affective and political structures depend. Students will engage core literature on colonial and racialized histories of sex and its relation to (historical and contemporary) technologies of media, information, and communication. We will be especially oriented to queerly creative, aesthetic, and activist interventions in the histories, presents and futures of sex and technology. Students will study, and perhaps invent, creative and critical strategies for imagining, designing, and deploying sex and technology away from the projects of coloniality, white supremacy and capital which they have served for so long.