WGS 245 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer+ Studies
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Women's and Gender Studies (WGS)
Department: LSA Women's and Gender Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This interdisciplinary course introduces students to the academic study of sexuality and gender through scholarship in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer+(LGBTQ+) studies. Topics include feminine, masculine, gender-queer, and transgender positions; practices of sexuality and gender in and outside the Americas; meanings and uses of the term queer in contemporary discourse; regulation of bodies and pleasures through genital normativity and the category of sexuality itself; shifting historical concepts of same-sex desires and practices; and possibilities for activism. Throughout, the course will consider the interplay of past and present genders and sexualities with race, culture, and class.

Intended Audience:

students interested in the topic.

Class Format:

This course will include both synchronous and asynchronous elements, but students are expected to attend lecture and section via zoom at their scheduled times.


WGS 245 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer+ Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 3:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 11:00AM - 1:00PM

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