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Courses - Spring 2019
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT200
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: LGBT200.
An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.
LGBT265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL265.
Also offered as: ENGL265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
LGBT298T
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Gender and Sexuality in Israeli Cinema
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as ISRL249K, FILM298K, JWST219B, and WMST298T. Credit only granted for ISRL249K, JWST219B, FILM298K, WMST298T, or LGBT298T.

This course will explore the different ways gender and sexuality have been represented in Israeli Cinema over time. We will examine notions of "manhood" and "womanhood" within the Israeli social context, as well as look at examples of outliers, exceptions, transgressors, and pariahs. We will investigate different types of representations of gender and sexuality, asking how they configure secular society, the Orthodox/ Haredi religious community, the LGBTQ community, the Arab/Palestinian communities, the Israeli soldier population, and more.
LGBT359B
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures; Black Sexuality in Literature and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL359B. Credit only granted for ENGL359B or LGBT359B.

Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
LGBT359M
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures; . Queer Comedy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL359C. Credit only granted for ENGL359C or LGBT359M. Prerequisite: Two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs.
LGBT386
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses.
Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LGBT398Q
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Queer History of Classics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as CLAS309Q, HIST328Q, and WMST379Q. Credit granted for CLAS309Q, HIST328Q, WMST379Q, and LGBT398Q.

In Classics and Queer History, we will explore ancient and modern paradigms of sex, gender, and sexuality and discuss queer uses of and struggles with the past and the idea of the Classical. To do this, we will examine diverse works of ancient Greek and Roman literature and visual art, as well as works from later periods sonnets, operas, novels, films, scholarship, and more that adapt ancient stories and ideas for their own, queer purposes. As we move across time, geography, and cultures, we will keep in mind the over-arching questions, what is queer history, and why might one pursue it?
LGBT448O
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Queer and Feminist Thought in Latina/o America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as USLT498O. Credit only granted for LGBT448O or USLT498O.

This course will investigate how queer and feminist subjects in Latin America and the Latina/o U.S. engage questions of gender and sexuality, and also politics and culture. Using thought as our framework, we will use an expansive lens to understand how thinking is also a way of doing across a range of activities, from theoretical texts to activist movements to artistic practices and more. We will read foundational work from thinkers such as Gloria Anzaldua, Rigoberta Menchu, Jose Esteban Munoz, Juana Maria Rodriguez, and others. We will also read novels and poetry from writers including Raquel Gutierrez, Justin Torres, and Myriam Gurba. This course will also focus on performance and contemporary art practices to help us illuminate the many complexities of thinking gender and sexuality across the Americas. All texts will be read in English, no previous knowledge of Spanish required.
LGBT488R
(Perm Req)
Seminar in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; The Bad Feelings of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
"Pride" is often used as the feeling we are told people defined by difference should feel about their identity. This course turns away from constant demand for us to feel good about identity and asks, what happen when we look instead at moments when race, gender, and sexuality make us feel bad? The point of this course is not to make us feel bad, but rather to recognize how such moments invite us to find different approaches that go beyond models of inclusion. We will read work by scholars such as Sianne Ngai, Juana Maria Rodriguez, Darieck Scott, Amber Musser, Michel Foucault, Valerie Solanas, Karen Shimakawa, and others.
LGBT499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.