WGST 4100 - Gender and Indigeneity in Literature and Films of the Americas Course uri icon



  • Through analysis of literature and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and filmmakers, this course explores issues of gender in Indigenous communities in the Americas, gender and power distribution within Indigenous communities, related national and global politics, legal and economic systems, migration, and environmental issues, among other topics. This course also studies how colonization and the imposition of patriarchy has transformed Indigenous societies by diminishing the power, status, and material circumstances of Indigenous women. Recommended prerequisite: WGST 2000 or WGST 2600.