WGS 431 - Advanced Topics in LGBTQ Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Trans Times and The Futures of Gender
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
WGS 245 (WOMENSTD 245) or WGS/AMCULT 295 (WOMENSTD/AMCULT 295).
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Is the future Trans? Even though gender variance has long been part of human experiences and communities, trans-ness seems to always be something new, something on the horizon. In this class, we will explore movements for trans freedom, trans youth & elders, and technologies of identity and identification. We will pay particular attention to the role of policing, state surveillance, and biopolitical distribution of life chances, and the ways that structural inequalities based on race, class, ability, citizenship, and religion enable some futures while limiting others.

Course Requirements:

This course is an advanced writing seminar in which you will develop your skills in reading, research, critical analysis, and communicating research findings to specific audiences in your writing. Grading in this course will be based on: engaged participation in discussions and peer review, regular short writings, and a scaffolded research project and presentation.

Intended Audience:

This is an advanced seminar in Transgender Studies. Students should have some familiarity with feminist, queer, or transgender studies topics through previous coursework or other engagement.

Schedule

WGS 431 - Advanced Topics in LGBTQ Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31746
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
003 (SEM)
  Hybrid
29485
Open
8
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM

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