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Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's and Gender Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)

Critical Race Studies (CRST) Courses

CRST 2001 [0.5 credit]
Introduction to Critical Race Studies

Foundations and central tenets of critical race theory, its interdisciplinary debates, applications, and evolutions. Historical roots of oppression, white settler-colonialism, understanding of privilege and power, social construction of race, socio-political conditions producing systemic and institutional racism, intersections with sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ableism.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Second year standing.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

CRST 3812 [0.5 credit]
Interdisciplinary Topics in Critical Race Studies

An interdisciplinary analysis of one or more topics in critical race studies. The topics of this course will vary from year to year and are announced in advance of registration.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Third year standing and WGST 1808 or FYSM 1402 or permission of the Institute.
Lectures three hours per week. This course is repeatable when the topic changes.

CRST 4001 [0.5 credit]
Advanced Critical Race Studies

Interdisciplinary seminar on race, colonialism and feminisms including theories of racial and cultural difference, structures of privilege and power, and forms of resistance. Intersectional theoretical approaches to anti-colonial and feminist analyses of racial subjugation, and engagements with Black, Indigenous and women of colour feminisms.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing and 1.0 credit in Women's and Gender Studies or permission of the Institute.
Seminar three hours per week.

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