CAS360H1: Asian Genders

Hours: 
24L

This course will explore ways that gender is mobilized and produced in parts of Asia. It seeks to understand gender and sexuality in their diversity and in attempts to “fix” or locate it in various bodies and places. Attempts will be made to see how gender is made knowable in terms of sexuality, medicine, nation, class, ethnicity, religion, and other discourses. The course assumes a willingness to read challenging theory – such as the writings of Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Eve Sedgwick – and asks that students commit to regular attendance.

Prerequisite: 

Minimum of 6 FCEs

Recommended Preparation: 

0.5 FCE in 200 level CAS courses

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)