GNDR.301 Gay and Lesbian Studies

Gay and Lesbian Studies

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36389
Status Active

This seminar provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of lesbian, gay, bisexual. and transgender (LGBT) studies, incorporating perspectives from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The general goal of the course is for students to explore the dynamic, interactive forces - biological, psychological, social, cultural, and political - that shape the experience of sexuality. Topics will include: methodological, epistemological and pedagogical issues in the study of sexuality; the biological foundations of gender and sexuality; the social construction of sex and gender; literary, artistic, and mass media representations of LGBT people; development of gender and sexual identities; relationships and families; LGBT communities and political movements; HIV/AIDS; intersecting identities (gender, race, class, disability, etc.), and queer theory.