WMST 208: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

WMST 208-DL1: Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
(Spring 2021)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Online

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Section Information for Spring 2021

Explores major events in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history in the United States to understand how identities, experiences, and movements have been socially constructed and have changed in different times and places, often as a result of race, class, and gender inequities. May not be repeated for credit.This course is meant to be an introductory course. We are certainly not even digging into a substantial amount of the scholarship and issues surrounding LGBTQ Studies. We will do as much as we can while we are together in class, but this course is meant to begin a conversation that you continue to have in other venues moving forward. If we do not discuss something in class that you want to, you should always feel free to bring it up.The course will have a strong focus in the following areas:1)Media, mostly film, representations of LGBTQ identities. We will discuss foundational media texts in LGBTQ media studies. Some will be quite current, but some may be a little dated; however, much of what we will discuss will be post 2000. 2)The history of LGBTQ studies as a field 3)the intersections of identities in the LGBTQ community 4)literary representations of LGBTQ identities, both foundational and contemporary.

WMST 208 001 is a distance education section. Students will be required to meet synchronously at the days/times scheduled.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Explores major events in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer culture and history in the United States to understand how identities, experiences, and movements have been socially constructed and have changed in different times and places, often as a result of race, class, and gender inequities. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: WMST 200: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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