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Glendon (GL) – Sexuality Studies

Location: 206 Founders College, 416-650-8144
Program Coordinator: S. Cavanagh, Sociology
Affiliated Faculty: T. Atluri, Sociology/Women’s Studies; S. Bell, Political Science; D. Brock, Sociology; S. Cavanagh, Sociology; M. Gilbert, Philosophy; T. Goldie, English; J. Greyson, Film; F. Latchford, Women’s Studies; A. Lunny, Social Science; A. Mitchell, Women’s Studies; N. Mulé, Social Work; D. Murray, Anthropology; Z. Newman, Sociology; N. Nicol, Visual Arts; B. Noble, English/Women’s Studies; R. Ophir, Administrative Studies; M. Poon, Social Work; C. Sandilands, Environmental Studies; A. Schrauwers, Anthropology; M. Smith, Social Science; M. Stein, History/Women’s Studies; P. Wood, Geography

Sexuality studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines sexual desires, pleasures, acts, behaviours, identities, subjectivities, communities, cultures and movements. The field explores artistic, cultural, economic, geographic, historical, linguistic, literary, political, psychological, scientific and sociological aspects of sexuality. Sexuality studies at York emphasizes intersections of sexuality with ability, age, class, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, health, nationality, race, religion and sex. The program examines sexual hierarchy, resistance, power and diversity in Canada; in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania; and in transnational and transcontinental contexts. Committed to examining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, intersex, heterosexual and heteronormative formations, the program also studies alternative ways of organizing sexualities and alternatives to sexuality in the past, present and future.

Students may pursue a BA major; Honours Major BA, Honours Major/Minor BA, Honours Double Major BA, Specialized Honours BA, Honours Minor BA, a number of International BA majors or minors, or a Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Sexuality Studies in the Faculties of Glendon and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. For specific program and certificate requirements, as well as the list of program courses, please consult the relevant Programs of Study section.

Sexuality studies is offered by the Faculties of Glendon and Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.