Equity Studies Programs

Equity Studies Courses

2020-2021 Equity Studies Course Timetable

2020-2021 Equity Studies Special Topics Courses

Instructions for Enrolling in 400-level Core Group Courses

Program Requirements

Equity Studies Major

Consult Program Co-ordinator, Prof. S. Mojab, 416-978-0829 or email shahrzad.mojab@utoronto.ca. For general inquiries call 416-978-5404 or email nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca.

(7 full courses or their equivalent, including two FCEs at the 300+level)

First Year:
No specific first-year courses required.
Higher Years
1. NEW240H1
2. NEW341H1
3. JQR360H1
4. 2.0 additional full course equivalents from the core group, including at least 0.5 at the 400-level
5. 3.5 FCEs from Groups A, B, C, D (including one or more FCEs from at least three of the four groups)

Equity Studies Minor

Consult Program Co-ordinator, Dr. S. Mojab, 416-978-0829 or email shahrzad.mojab@utoronto.ca. For general inquiries, call 416-978-5404 or email nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca.

(4 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one FCE at the 300+ level)

First Year:
No specific first-year courses required.
Higher Years:
1. NEW240H1
2. One FCE in any area from the core group
3. 1.5 additional FCE in any area from the core group or 1.5 FCE from Groups A, B, C, D.
4. An additional FCE from Groups A, B, C, D.

Although students may select from any of the core courses to fulfill the additional core group requirement, those who wish to focus on a specific area of emphasis can choose from the following series of course offerings:

Core Group:
JNS450H1, NEW241Y1, NEW270H1, NEW315H1, NEW340H1, NEW342H1, NEW344H1, NEW345H1, NEW346H1, NEW347H1, NEW348H1, NEW349H1, NEW440Y1, NEW441H1, NEW443H1, NEW442H1, NEW444H1, NEW445H1, NEW446H1, NEW447H1NEW448H1, NEW449H1, NEW469Y1

NOTE: If taken during the 2015-2016 academic year, SDS455H1 may be used to fulfill the core group requirement, including the requirement for 0.5 FCE at the 400+ level.  If taken during the 2015-2016, 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 academic years, NEW471H1 may also be used to fulfill the core group requirement, including the 0.5 FCE at the 400+ level.  Contact nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca to have your program adjusted on Degree Explorer if you choose to exercise this option.

Group A: Gender

ANT343H1, ANT460H1, CAS360H1, CLA219H1, CLA319H1, EAS380H1EAS388H1, ENG355Y1, FRE304H1, GGR320H1, GGR327H1, HIS202H1, HIS205H1, HIS297Y1, HIS348H1, HIS354H1, HIS363H1, HIS383Y1, HIS406H1, HIS417Y1, HIS446H1, HIS465Y1, HIS481H1, HIS486H1, ITA455H1, JAL355H1, NEW317H1, NEW325H1, NMC245H1, NMC284H1, NMC484H1, PHL367H1, POL303H1, POL351H1, POL432H1, POL450H1, PSY323H1, RLG235H1, RLG311H1, RLG312H1, RLG313H1, SLA248H1, SMC322H1, SOC265H1, SOC314H1, SOC365H1, SOC366H1, SOC383H1, SOC465H1, SPA382H1, VIC341H1, VIC342H1, VIC343Y1, WGS160Y1, WGS260H1, WGS271Y1, WGS273H1, WGS367H1, WGS372H1, WGS373H1

Group B: Race, Creed, Ethnicity

ANT204H1, ANT458H1, CAS310H1, CDN230H1, CDN280H1, CDN307H1, CDN335H1, ENG270H1, ENG355Y1, ENG356Y1ENG367H1,  ENG368H1, ENG369H1, ENG370Y1, FIN320H1, FRE336H1, HIS107Y1, HIS208Y1, HIS221H1, HIS222H1, HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS245H1, HIS282Y1, HIS297Y1, HIS303H1, HIS338H1, HIS359H1, HIS360H1, HIS361H1, HIS391Y1, HIS392Y1, HIS402H1, HIS413H1, HIS416H1, HIS467H1, HIS470H1, HIS474H1, JHN323H1, JLN327H1, INS261H1, LAS301H1, LAS302H1, LAS401H1, NEW150Y1, NEW225H1, NEW226H1, NEW250Y1, NEW322H1, NEW324H1, NEW328H1, NEW351Y1, NEW352H1, NEW429H1, NEW453Y1, NMC484H1, POL204H1, POL301Y1, POL467H1, RLG313H1RLG315H1, RLG344H1, RLG352H1, RLG353H1, SLA222H1, SOC210H1, SPA486H1

Group C: Sexual Diversities

ANT441H1, ANT456H1, ENG273Y1, ENG384Y1, JPS315H1, JSU325H1, PHL243H1,  SDS255H1, SDS256H1, SDS345H1, SDS346H1, SDS354H1, SDS355H1, SDS365H1, SDS377H1, SDS378H1, SDS379H1, SDS380H1, SDS381H1, SDS382H1,  SDS390H1, SDS455H1, SDS470H1, SDS475H1, SDS477H1, UNI104H1, WGS374H1,  WGS376H1

Group D: General Equity

ANT204H1, ANT324H1, ANT327H1, ANT329H1, ANT346H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT364H1, ANT366H1, ANT388H1, ANT420H1, ANT426H1, ANT472H1, ANT474H1, ARC233H1, CAS350H1, CAS420H1, CDN267H1, CDN367H1, CRI487H1, DTS200Y1, DTS401H1, DTS402H1, EAS315H1, EAS439H1, ENG254H1, ENV430H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1, GGR240H1, GGR241H1, GGR328H1, GGR329H1, GGR338H1, GGR339H1, GGR357H1, GGR363H1, GGR418H1, GGR419H1, GGR420H1, GGR434H1, GGR452H1, GGR457H1, HAJ453H1, HIS106Y1, HIS318H1, HIS323H1, HIS366H1, HIS369H1, HIS424H1, HIS459H1, HIS472H1, HIS480H1, HIS489H1, HMB203H1, HMB303H1, HMB443H1, HPS324H1, HST330H1, HST411H1, INS200H1, INS201Y1, INS240Y1, INS250H1, INS261H1, INS300Y1, INS301Y1, INS302H1, INS322H1, INS340Y1, INS341H1, INS350H1, INS351Y1, INS353H1, INS354H1, INS360Y1, INS402H1, INS403H1, INS405H1, JFP450H1, JGI216H1, JNH350H1, JSU237H1, JUG325H1, NEW214H1, PHL273H1, PHL281H1, PHL380H1, PHL383H1, PHL384H1, POL201H1, POL344H1, POL412H1, POL421H1, POL439H1, POL480H1, RLG317H1, SAS318H1, SOC207H1, SOC220H1, SOC282H1, SOC309H1, SOC363H1, SOC364H1, SOC367H1, SOC479H1, UNI101H1, VIC260H1

Note: students are responsible for checking the co- and prerequisites for all courses in Groups A,B,C, and D

Equity Studies Course Descriptions

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the program is offering the following courses:

  • NEW240H1F – Introduction to Critical Equity and Solidarity Studies
  • NEW241Y1Y – Introduction to Critical Disability Studies
  • NEW270H1S – Foundations for (dis)Engagement and Solidarity
  • NEW340H1F – Special Topics in Equity Studies:  Youth, Activism and Social Change
  • NEW341H1S – Theorizing Settler Colonialism, Capitalism and Race
  • NEW342H1S – Theory and Praxis in Food Security
  • NEW344Y1Y – Body Matters:  Oppression, Solidarity and Justice
  • NEW346H1S – Community Organizing and Global Solidarity
  • NEW347H1F – Critical Racism and Anti-Racism Studies
  • NEW348H1F LEC0101 – Special Topics in Equity Studies: Mad Studies: Theories and Politics
  • NEW348H1F LEC0201 – Special Topics in Equity Studies:  Indigenous Relationships with Place in Urban Centres
  • NEW349H1S – Disability Arts and Culture
  • JQR360H1S – The Canadian Census : Populations, Migrations and Demographics
  • NEW441H1S – Advanced Topics in Equity Studies: Art, Cultural Production & Resistance
  • NEW442H1S – Food Systems and the Politics of Resistance – download the NEW442H1S ballot form here!
  • NEW444H1S – Anti-Colonization and the Politics of Violence
  • NEW446H1F – Community Development and Social Change
  • NEW449H1S – Contemporary Theories in Critical Disability Studies
  • JNS450H1S – Sexuality and Disability
  • NEW469Y1Y – Decolonizing Research Methodologies for New Researchers – download the NEW469Y1Y ballot form here!

For the 2020 Summer Session, the program is offering the following courses:

  • JQR360H1S – The Canadian Census : Populations, Migrations and Demographics
  • NEW444H1S – Social Change and Non-Violence

Instructions for Enrolling in 400-level Core Courses

400-level Equity Studies courses are generally small with high enrolment pressure.  As all Equity Studies Majors are required to complete a 400-level half course, we have changed the enrolment process to ensure that all students in this POSt have access to at least one 400-level Equity Studies half course.   Instructions for enrolling in a 400-level Equity Studies core course can be found here.

 

Course Timetable

Download the 2020-2021 Equity Studies Course Timetable HEREupdated September 3, 2020

 

2020-2021 Special Topics Courses

NEW340H1F – Special Topics in Equity Studies:  Youth, Activism and Social Change

“Youth” is a socio-historical construction like other categories of differentiation such as race, class, gender and sexuality that are implicated in contestations over power, identity, knowledge, belonging and exclusion. This course will examine the limits and usefulness of the category “youth” in relation to social movements and will explore “youth” participation in politics. Specifically, this course will focus on how youth across the world envision and engage in analytic politics that defines, redefines, imagines and dreams freedom and community. The course will also examine how youth understand theories of resistance, activism and social change.

NEW348H1F LEC0101- Special Topics in Equity Studies: Mad Studies: Theories and Politics

Introduces students to the theory and politics of Mad Studies.  Key ideas to be addressed over the term include:  the history of mad politics in Canada; critiques of psychiatric theory and practice; intersectional analyses of mental health and illness; cultural and artistic modes of representation and resistance and Mad Pride.

NEW348H1F LEC0201 – Special Topics in Equity Studies:  Indigenous Relationships with Place in Urban Centres

This course looks at how Indigenous perspectives inform our relationships with place, with a focus on cities, where over half of Indigenous people in Canada now live.  What are the implications of these perspectives for large, multicultural urban contexts?  How might this play out ethically in the potential evolution of “modern civilization”?  We will explore these questions through readings, lectures, discussion and visits to the land and water in Toronto.

NEW441H1S – Advanced Topics in Equity Studies: Art, Cultural Production & Resistance

From global Indigenous struggles, the Black power, anti-globalization, anti-prison and feminist movements, to liberation struggles and uprisings (intifadas) in the Middle East, social movements have shaped history.  This course examines the historical, political, economic and social conditions that produced various resistance movements across the world with a particular focus on youth, through an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist, feminist lens.  The course will examine the centrality of cultural production within various resistance/liberation movements, and the ways in which radical arts traditions of music, poetry, film and theatre have been used to raise critical consciousness, politically mobilize people, and archive historical memory of place and space.  The course will consider the mutual impact that arts and social movements have on each other.  The course encourages students, educators, artists and activists to consider the role of cultural production within contemporary social movements, particularly decolonization struggles, both locally and globally.  The course will also explore various methodologies that integrate the arts/cultural production.