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.
Francophilia: Literature and Sexuality in Modern France (3)
Explores cultural representations of nonconforming
sexualities in France from the late-19th century to the present. Approach combines writing exercises with close reading and analytical discussion of literature, theory, and film within evolving historical context.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:420:271. Taught in English.
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 201 or 202 or 235.
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.
Topics in Critical Sexualities Studies (3)
Selected topics in critical sexualities studies. Topics vary each semester. Consult department.