AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Fall 2022, Section 005 - Trans Times and The Futures of Gender
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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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.


AMCULT 498 - Capstone Seminar in American Culture
Schedule Listing
004 (SEM)
 In Person
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: 004: Refugees in America
005 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: 005: Trans Times and The Futures of Gender
006 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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