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GSWS 341 - Thinking Queerly: Exploring Queer Studies


4 credits
Provides introduction to queer studies across various disciplines. Beginning with the terms and concepts used in queer studies, examines socio-historical constructions of sex, sexuality, and gender, as well as the intersection of race, social class, and ability, and how this relates to identities. Investigates the application of different approaches to queer studies. Examines queer theory in terms of sexual identity and sexual politics and explores the theoretical and empirical applications of queer theory; in other words, queering theory. Topics may include exploring how and why the concepts of “sex” and “sexuality” changed over time; what the various research and theoretical approaches to the study of sexual diversity are; how gender, race, and social class intersect with conceptions of sexuality; why it is beneficial to examine normative concepts, structures, and theories through a “queer” lens. May be applied to the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies minor.
  Prerequisite(s):   or instructor approval.
Grade mode designated on a CRN basis each term. Students should consult current term schedule.



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