Introduction to Transgender Studies (3)
Survey of key themes in transgender studies. Explores the category across medicine,
history, anthropology, and women's and gender studies; transgender practices as
embedded in race, class, sexuality, nationality, and ability.
Lesbians and Gay Men and Society (3)
Introduction to various disciplines' contributions to
understanding the relationship of homosexuality, particularly lesbianism, to
society. Includes a section on the political organization and recent theory
coming out of the gay movement.
Introduction to Critical Sexualities (3)
Introduction to the study of sexuality as well as sexual and
gendered identity from multidisciplinary and historical perspectives. Includes U.S. and European approaches
to sexology, legal regulation of sexual practices, and family formation.
Queer Contexts: Same-Sex Desire, Culture, and Representation (3)
Cultural construction and representation of same-sex desire
in Western societies. Debates about identity, subjectivity, and the uses of
Transnational Sexualities (3)
Considers how globalization alters conceptualizations of sexuality and its relationship to gender. Issues include global, diasporic, and postcolonial gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender activism, tourism and travel, HIV/AIDS organizing, "sexual rights" discourses, sex work, and asylum based on gender and sexual orientation.
Prerequisite: 01:988:101 or 190 or 235 or 201 or 202.
Research on Sexualities (3)
Historical, cross-cultural, and multidisciplinary
approaches to sexuality research. Social, moral, and political meanings of sexuality in U.S. and transnational contexts. Current issues and debates around sexual norms.