Transformation Now Course
Special Topics: Transformation Now
Monday, August 28th - Friday, October 13th, 2023
This course provides a brief, detailed historical account of gender, the language that has shaped gender, the laws that have defined gender, and the various transnational revolutions that have taken place to redefine gender altogether. Students will be able to recognize how essentialist/biological determinist beliefs are used by institutions to reinforce systemic oppression so they may develop skills to transform their communities.
By the completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Recognize various transnational histories of gender across diverse bodies of peoples and communities.
- Identify how the lived experiences of humans have been historically shaped by sexuality as well as gender race, class, and ability.
- Recognize the manifestations of sexism and cisgenderism in our daily lives.
- Locate resources on campus for support, further academic exploration, and activist engagement.
The course is comprised of seven (7) modules which include the following topics:
- Module 0: Course Orientation
- Module 1: Course Introduction/History of Coloniality and Indigeneity (Two-Spirit Peoples)
- Module 2: Language
- Module 3: Legislation
- Module 4: Everyday Violence
- Module 5: Activism/Social Movements
- Module 6: Community Care
- Module 7: Imagining Transformative Futures and Course Wrap-Up