GGR313H5 Gender and the City

GGR313 Course Desciption

Course Description

In this course students will be introduced to approaches in social geography that examine the links between gender and urban environments. Specific topics and issues to be covered include, for example, poverty, work, sex trade, human trafficking and safety. Topics will be explored across multiple scales including bodies, home, neighbourhood and community. This course fulfills one field day.

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 24

Tutorial hours: 12

Exclusion: GGR327H1

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Recommended preparation: GGR277H5 and GGR278H5

This course is crosslisted with Women's/Gender Studies. 

Core Skills Developed

  • application of feminist insights about identity (including intersectionality) to analyze boundary-making in urban spaces
  • evaluation of different scales of gender politics intersecting in and through urban spaces
  • assessing your role in making social spaces more or less inclusive
  • research and communication, including critical reading, effective writing and interpersonal communication