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Gender Studies, University/College Prep (HSG3M)

Research and Inquiry Skills

Exploring: explore topics related to gender studies, and formulate questions to guide their research

Investigating: create research plans, and locate and select information relevant to their chosen topics, using appropriate social science research and inquiry methods

Processing Information: assess, record, analyse, and synthesize information gathered through research and inquiry

Communicating and Reflecting: communicate the results of their research and inquiry clearly and effectively, and reflect on and evaluate their research, inquiry, and communication skills

Foundations

The Social Construction of Gender: demonstrate an understanding of how attitudes, behaviours, roles, and norms relating to gender are socially constructed, and of the complexity of gender as a concept and as a lived experience

Power Relations, Sex, and Gender: analyse sexism and the dynamics of power relations with respect to sex and gender in a variety of contexts

Representations of Gender: analyse representations of women and men in media, popular culture, and the arts, and assess the effects of these representations

Gender Issues and Gender-Related Policy in Context

Securing Rights and Social Supports: demonstrate an understanding of concerns and objectives of women’s rights movements and men’s movements, and explain issues related to the rights of sexual minorities

Local and Global Challenges: analyse a range of social, political, economic, and environmental issues relating to gender in Canadian and global contexts

Gender-Based Violence and Its Prevention: demonstrate an understanding of homophobic and gender-based violence in both Canadian and global contexts, and of violence-prevention strategies

Implementing Change

Changes in the Workplace: demonstrate an understanding of changes in occupations and the workplace with respect to gender issues, and of the reasons for continuing occupational segregation

Agents of Change: describe strategies, initiatives, and accomplishments of individuals and organizations, including both Canadian and international organizations, with respect to gender equity

Social Action and Personal Engagement: design, implement, and evaluate an initiative to address an issue related to gender equity or gender-based violence awareness/prevention