WOMENSTD 340 - Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Sexuality Studies
Section: 001 LGBTQ Communities
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
WOMENSTD 240 or 245.
Other Course Info:
(LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies).
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In the late 19th century, sexual diversity was largely classified as a medical issue and understood within various medical, biological, or psychological frameworks. Differences in sexual preferences were understood as properties of individual physiology or psyche. Nonetheless, the existence of urban sexual subcultures circa 1900 was already observed in the medical literatures of the period. A small ethnographic literature on sexually specialized communities and institutions in urban settings was established by the mid twentieth century. As movements for civil equality of sexual populations expanded, so too did the scholarly literatures on such populations. This course will begin with early sexological reports on urban sexual populations, trace the emergence of a sexual ethnography in sociology in the mid-1960s, and sample the growing anthropological and historical literatures on lgbtq communities in North America. The course will also situate contemporary sexual diversity in the context of urban geography and urban studies.

WOMENSTD 340 - Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Sexuality Studies
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001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with Anthrocul 356-001
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