GNDR 303

Families, Intimacies and Nationhood

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0

Formerly: WS 312A

Through the lens of families and intimacies, examines the politics of gender, race, class and sexuality in the nation building of Canada. Investigates family, relationships, and nation making in the context of policies governing colonialism, citizenship, parenthood, cohabitation, marriage, divorce, custody and state benefits. Maps transformations of intimacy that have evolved as a result of and in spite of state-sanctioned policies.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of GNDR 303, WS 312A, WS 329 (if taken in the same topic).


  • Minimum second-year standing; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in Gender Studies offered by the Department of Gender Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer Fall Spring

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