Co-Designed Graduate Course Opportunity

April 21, 2018

FRAN 6200 Co-Design Graduate Course  Re-Thinking the Human

Professor Carla Rice

Interested in collaboratively developing a graduate course? Earning course credit for creating and taking a co-designed course? Contributing to new directions in conceptualizing the human? Participating in critical approaches to teaching and learning?

In this course, we engage with emerging directions and critical dialogues in the inter- and trans-disciplinary study of the “human”. We collectively determine course topics, pedagogy, and assessment methods. This allows us to centre professor/student collaboration in innovative ways that open up space for all to actively engage in teaching and learning. Fusing critical pedagogy, methodology and theory, the course provides a unique opportunity for students to become immersed in new directions in theory and gain greater familiarity with emergent methods for understanding, and appreciating, the vast diversity of human experience. Emphasis is placed on student research interests and on emergent notions of the human and of human experience as becoming.

This is an open topics course. Students do not have to be University of Guelph students; they can be from any higher education institution in Ontario (depending on approval from their institution). I invite interested students to come to an organizational meeting on Monday April 30, 2018 @ 2pm. This is the first of two meetings together. We will decide on topics, determine readings, develop assignments and rubrics for assessment, think about pedagogy, and come up with learning goals and objectives. Possible areas for exploration include the following:

  • Critical, Feminist, and Indigenous Pedagogies

  • Intersectional Approaches to Research

  • Decolonizing Feminist, Gender, Sex and Sexuality Studies

  • Post-structuralist and New Materialist Theories of Bodies, Identities and Subjectivities

  • Re-thinking Difference and the Human

  • Theorizing Space and Time

This course starts in September 2018, running on Thursdays from 8:30AM - 11:30AM. The time will change depending on student schedules. Enrolment is limited to 15. To enroll, students must participate in course design. 


TIME: Monday April 30, 2018 @ 2pm (to 4:30pm)

LOCATION: Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice | University of Guelph | 70 Trent Lane | Blackwood Hall NORTH ENTRANCE (Rm 103) 

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IMPORTANT: Read the article “Becoming Scholars in an Interdisciplinary, Feminist Learning Context” written by former students about their experiences in this class! Do not hesitate to email with questions.

Re•Vision Centre