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Course Overview

In this interdisciplinary course, students will be introduced to key theories and
theoretical frameworks for Sexuality and Gender Theory including queer theory and
feminist theory. These theories are themselves already quite interdisciplinary, so
students will spend time learning how these theories can work across different
disciplines and can be used for both practical and academic purposes. Students will
learn how to apply theoretical concepts to: the history of sexuality and gender,
terminology that helps describe experiences and oppression including
heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia, queer activism, diverse experiences of
sexuality and gender, and representations in literature, art, and popular media. We
will also take an intersectional lens for our discussion and will discuss how sexual
identities intersect with and shape other categories of identity, including gender,
race, ethnicity, class, ability status, culture, and nationality.

Credits: 3

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate