Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Programs

Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Courses

2021-2022 Equity Studies/CSES Course Timetable

2021-2022 Equity Studies Special Topics Courses

Instructions for Enrolling in 400-level Core Group Courses

Program Requirements

Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with New College programs will have new three-letter designators based on the area of study: “AFR” (African Studies), “BPM” (Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health), “CAR” (Caribbean Studies), and “CSE” (Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity). For program completion purposes, the courses previously offered under the “NEW” designator are interchangeable with the new designator(s).

Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Major

Consult Program Administrator: nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca or 416-978-5404.

(7.0 credits, including 2.0 credits at the 300+ level)

First Year:
No specific first-year courses required.

Higher Years:
1. CSE240H1
2. CSE341H1
3. JQR360H1
4. 2.0 additional credits from the core group, including at least 0.5 at the 400-level: JNS450H1, CSE241Y1, CSE270H1, CAR315H1, CSE340H1, CSE342H1, CSE344H1, CSE344Y1, CSE345H1, CSE346H1, CSE347H1, CSE348H1, CSE349H1, CSE440Y1, CSE441H1, CSE442H1, CSE443H1, CSE444H1, CSE446H1, CSE447H1, CSE448H1, CSE449H1, CSE469Y1
5. 3.5 credits from Groups A, B, C, D (including one or more credits from at least three of the four groups)

 

Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Minor

Consult Program Administrator: nc.undergradadmin@utoronto.ca or 416-978-5404.

(4.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level)

First Year:
No specific first-year courses required.

Higher Years:
1. CSE240H1
2. 1.0 credit in any area from the Core Group: JNS450H1, CSE241Y1, CSE270H1, CAR315H1, CSE340H1, CSE341H1, CSE342H1, CSE344H1, CSE344Y1, CSE345H1, CSE346H1, CSE347H1, CSE348H1, CSE349H1, CSE440Y1, CSE441H1, CSE442H1, CSE443H1, CSE444H1, CSE446H1, CSE447H1, CSE448H1, CSE449H1, CSE469Y1
3. 1.5 additional credits in any area from the Core Group, or 1.5 credits from Groups A, B, C, D
4. An additional 1.0 credit from Groups A, B, C, D

Core Group:
JNS450H1, CSE241Y1, CSE270H1, CAR315H1, CSE340H1, CSE341H1, CSE342H1, CSE344H1, CSE344Y1, CSE345H1, CSE346H1, CSE347H1, CSE348H1, CSE349H1, CSE440Y1, CSE441H1, CSE442H1, CSE443H1, CSE444H1, CSE446H1, CSE447H1, CSE448H1, CSE449H1, CSE469Y1

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, CAR317H1, CAR325H1, CAS360H1, CHC322H1, CLA219H1, CLA319H1, EAS380H1, EAS388H1, ENG355Y1, FRE304H1, GGR320H1, GGR327H1, HIS202H1, HIS205H1, HIS297Y1, HIS348H1, HIS354H1, HIS363H1, HIS383Y1, HIS406H1, HIS417Y1, HIS446H1, HIS465Y1, HIS481H1, HIS486H1, ITA455H1, JAL355H1, NMC245H1, NMC284H1, NMC484H1, PHL367H1, POL303H1, POL351H1, POL432H1, POL450H1, REN341H1, REN342H1, REN343H1, RLG235H1, RLG311H1, RLG312H1, RLG313H1, SLA248H1, SOC265H1, SOC365H1, SOC366H1, SOC383H1, SOC465H1, SPA382H1, WGS160Y1, WGS260H1, WGS271Y1, WGS273H1, WGS367H1, WGS372H1, WGS373H1

Group B: Race, Anti-Racism and Ethnicity

AFR150Y1, AFR250Y1, AFR322H1, AFR351Y1, AFR352H1, AFR453Y1, ANT204H1, ANT458H1, CAR225H1, CAR226H1, CAR324H1, CAR328H1, CAS310H1, CAR429H1, CDN230H1, CDN280H1, CDN307H1, CDN335H1, ENG270H1, ENG355Y1, ENG356Y1, ENG367H1, ENG368H1, ENG369H1, ENG370Y1, FIN320H1, FRE336H1, GGR240H1, 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, NMC484H1, POL301Y1, POL467H1, RLG344H1, RLG352H1, RLG353H1, SLA222H1, SOC210H1, SPA486H1

Group C: Sexual Diversities

ANT441H1, ANT456H1, ENG273Y1, ENG384Y1, JPS315H1, JSU325H1, NMC384H1, PHL243H1, PSY323H1, RLG313H1, SDS255H1, SDS256H1, SDS345H1, SDS346H1, SDS354H1, SDS355H1, SDS365H1, SDS377H1, SDS378H1, SDS380H1, SDS381H1, SDS382H1, SDS455H1, SDS470H1, SDS475H1, UNI104H1, WGS374H1, WGS376H1

Group D: General Critical Equity

ANT204H1, ANT324H1, ANT327H1, ANT329H1, ANT346H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT364H1, ANT366H1, ANT388H1, ANT420H1, ANT426H1, ANT472H1, ANT474H1, ARC233H1, BPM214H1, CAS350H1, CAS420H1, CDN267H1, CDN367H1, CRI487H1, DTS200Y1, DTS401H1, DTS402H1, EAS315H1, EAS439H1, EDS260H1, 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/​ JGU216H1, JNH350H1, JSU237H1, JUG325H1, NMC384H1, PHL273H1, PHL281H1, PHL380H1, PHL383H1, PHL384H1, POL198H1, POL201H1, POL344H1, POL353H1, POL358H1, POL412H1, POL418H1, POL421H1, POL439H1, POL480H1, RLG201H1, RLG317H1, SAS318H1, SOC207H1, SOC220H1, SOC282H1, SOC309H1, SOC363H1, SOC364H1, SOC367H1, SOC479H1, UNI101H1

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

Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Course Descriptions

For the 2021-2022 academic year, the program is offering the following courses:

  • CSE240H1F – Introduction to Critical Equity and Solidarity Studies
  • CSE241Y1Y – Introduction to Critical Disability Studies
  • CSE270H1S – Foundations for (dis)Engagement and Solidarity
  • CAR315H1S – Caribbean Foodways Across History, Culture and Diaspora
  • CSE340H1F – Abolition in the Global Context:  Theorizing Uprisings and Youth Activism against Policing and Prisons
  • CSE341H1S – Theorizing Settler Colonialism, Capitalism and Race
  • CSE342H1S – Theory and Praxis in Food Security
  • CSE344Y1Y – Body Matters:  Oppression, Solidarity and Justice
  • CSE345H1F – Equity and Activism in Education
  • CSE346H1S – Community Organizing and Global Solidarity
  • CSE348H1F LEC0101 – Special Topics in Equity Studies: Mad Studies: Theories and Politics
  • CSE348H1F LEC0201 – Special Topics in Equity Studies:  Indigenous Relationships with Place in Urban Centres
  • CSE349H1S – Disability Arts and Culture
  • JQR360H1S – The Canadian Census : Populations, Migrations and Demographics
  • CSE441H1F – Advanced Topics in Equity Studies: Cultural Resistance Against State Violence
  • CSE442H1S – Food Systems and the Politics of Resistance – download the CSE442H1S ballot form here!
  • CSE444H1S – Anti-Colonization and the Politics of Violence
  • CSE446H1F – Community Development and Social Change
  • CSE448H1F – Disability and the Child
  • CSE449H1S – Contemporary Theories in Critical Disability Studies
  • JNS450H1S – Sexuality and Disability
  • CSE469Y1Y – Decolonizing Research Methodologies for New Researchers – download the CSE469Y1Y ballot form here!

Instructions for Enrolling in 400-level Core Courses

400-level CSES/Equity Studies courses are generally small with high enrolment pressure.  As all CSES/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 CSES/Equity Studies half course.   Instructions for enrolling in a 400-level CSES/Equity Studies core course can be found here.

 

Course Timetable

Download the 2021-2022 Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity Course Timetable HERE! – updated September 15, 2021.

 

2021-2022 Special Topics Courses

CSE348H1F 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.

CSE348H1F 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.

CSE441H1F – Advanced Topics in Equity Studies: Cultural Resistance Against State Violence

From global Indigenous struggles to the Black power, anti-globalization, anti-prison movements, as well as various liberation struggles and uprisings (intifada’s) and revolutions in the Middle East, social movements have shaped history. This course examines the historical, political, economic and social conditions that produced various resistance movements, revolutions across the world. The course will examine the centrality of cultural production within various resistance/liberation movements and decolonization struggles, and the ways in which radical arts traditions of music, poetry, film and theater 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 be taught through an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, anti-imperialist, feminist lens. The course will also explore various methodologies that integrate the arts/cultural production through a critical lens. Students will be encouraged to use these methodologies to develop a final culminating project – A Critical Art/Media Action project – on a contemporary social issue which integrates the arts into its design.