Courses

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

SDS1000H Theory and Methods in Sexual Diversity Studies (Winter 2022)

Instructor: Julie Moreau

Fridays, 1-3pm

Delivery method: TBD

This course highlights key and contemporary theories, methods, and debates in queer and sexual diversity studies across the disciplines.

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.