Gender Equality

Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 

The courses listed below contain content relative to the pursuit of this goal.  Click through to read more about each course, and to be linked to the course page in the UTSC Calendar.

For more information on the Goal itself, visit https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg5

Women and Development

WSTC10H3

This course examines how development affects, and is affected by, women around the world with topics such as labour and economic issues, food production, the effects of technological change, women organizing for change, and feminist critiques of traditional development models.

Feminism and Anthropology

ANTC14H3

This course examines why, when, and how gender inequality became an anthropological concern by tracing the development of feminist thought in a comparative ethnographic framework.

Genders and Sexualities

ANTC15H3

Complements and extends ANTC14H3 by exploring cultural constructions of male and female in a range of societies and institutions.

Labour Economics II

MGEC52H3

Topics covered will include: unions; wage structures; sex and race discrimination; human capital theory; investment in education.

Social Geography

GGRB13H3

The course examines the role of social divisions such as class, 'race'/ethnicity, gender and sexuality in shaping the social geographies of cities and regions.

Geographies of Urban Poverty

GGRC48H3

This course will explore the following themes: racialization of poverty, employment and poverty, poverty and gender socio-spatial polarization, and housing and homelessness.

Feminist Geographies

GGRD09H3

This course will explore how feminist geographers have approached these questions from a variety of scales - from the home, to the body, to the classroom, to the city, to the nation, drawing on the work of feminist geographers.

Gendering Global Asia

GASC20H3

This course offers students a critical and analytical perspective on issues of gender history, equity, discrimination, resistance, and struggle facing societies in East and South Asia and their diasporas.

The Psychology of Prejudice

PSYC12H3

This course examines the nature of attitudes, stereotypes and prejudice, including their development, persistence, and automaticity.

Sociology of Gender

SOCB22H3

This course examines gender as a sociological category that organizes and, at the same time, is organized by, micro and macro forces.

Special Topics in Gender and Family

SOCC24H3

A theoretical and empirical examination of different forms of family and gender relations with special interest is the way in which the institution of the family produces and reflects gendered inequalities in society.

Gender and Education

SOCC38H3

An examination of a number of key issues in the sociology of education, focusing particularly upon gender and higher education.

Women, Power and Protest

WSTB10H3

This course will survey initiatives from the individual and community to the national and international levels to bring about change for women in a variety of spheres.

Intersections of Inequality

WSTB11H3

Drawing on both historical and contemporary patterns in diverse societies, the course offers feminist perspectives on the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexual orientation have shaped the lives of women and men.

Women and Development

WSTC10H3

This course examines how development affects, and is affected by, women around the world with topics such as labour and economic issues, food production, the effects of technological change, women organizing for change, and feminist critiques of traditional development models.

Women, Community and Policy Change

WSTC14H3

The course will survey discriminatory practices in social policy as they affect women and immigration, health care, welfare, and the workplace. 

Transnational Sexuality

WSTC25H3

This course examines how sexuality and gender are shaped and redefined by cultural, economic, and political globalization. 

Gender and Disability

WSTC40H3

This course introduces debates and approaches to the intersection of disability with social determinants of gender, sexuality, class, race and ethnicity.