PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Winter 2021, Section 012 - Queer Psychology
Instruction Mode: Section 012 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Though research in psychology is increasing including LGBT perspectives, an explicitly queer theoretical lens is often missing. But might this lens be a productive way to think through issues relevant to LGBTQ people’s lives as well as the psychological study of gender and sexuality more generally? How can we build a psychology of queerness that centers gender and sexual minorities, rather than pathologizing or marginalizing deviance? And how do other social identities and structures, like race and class, influence the experience and study of queerness? In this course, we will tackle these questions and more by traversing through a multidisciplinary terrain of scholarship in LGBT psychology, queer theory, queer psychology, anthropology, sociology, and feminist studies. We will read both social theories, from early and contemporary theorists, as well as empirical research from across the social sciences.

Topics will include heteronormativity, cisgenderism, intersectionality, sexual orientation, gender identity, youth, and activism, among others. At each stage, we will ask of our readings and of ourselves: How would queer theory add to this conversation? And how might this scholarship work toward emancipatory social change for people of all genders and sexualities? These guiding questions will help us consider what queer theory has to offer the field of psychology and how incorporating queer perspectives into the study of gender and sexuality can result in a more inclusive, just, and ultimately more rigorous science.

Schedule

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 Online
25111
Open
4
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-001 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
002 (SEM)
 Online
37278
Open
13
 
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TBA
Note: Psych 401-002 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
003 (SEM)
 Online
35644
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-003 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
004 (SEM)
 Online
24322
Closed
0
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-004 will be taught remotely in both a synchronous and asynchronous format (Winter 2021). Students will meet for a 1-hour synchronous discussion at 11:30 a.m. on either Mondays or Wednesdays.
005 (SEM)
 Online
35645
Open
13
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 401-005 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
006 (SEM)
 Online
27872
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Psych 401-006 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021). Psych 401-006 - The Science of Happiness: This class is NOT available to students who have previously taken Psych 314 or Psych 476 Positive Psychology. If you are interested in Psych 401-006, please fill out the form below: https://forms.gle/i1Cci1MqzfKr7foQ6.
007 (SEM)
 Online
35646
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-007 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
012 (SEM)
 Online
25138
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Psych 401-012 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
014 (SEM)
 Online
27875
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Psych 401-014 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
015 (SEM)
 Online
25139
Open
2
 
-
F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Psych 401-015 will be taught remotely in a synchronous format (Winter 2021).
017 (SEM)
 Online
31761
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM

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