WGS 2 Scholarly Studies of Gender and Sexuality.

The thematic sequence in Scholarly Studies of Gender and Sexuality provides an opportunity for investigating and analyzing the historical, social, legal, and cultural forces that shape experiences, expressions, and representations of non-normative genders and sexualities including, but not necessarily limited to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersex and Queer individuals and communities. Students will receive a broad, interdisciplinary introduction to scholarship in GLBTIQ studies in the foundation course, then focus more specifically on a disciplinary or topical perspective in tier two, ultimately engaging with the philosophical and theoretical aspects of investigating sexuality and gender as meaning-making cultural and social systems.

1. WGS 202 Introduction to GLBT Studies (3) (MPF)*; and

2. BWS 492 African & American Sexualities (3), or
COM/FST 281 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3) (MPF)*, or
COM/FST 282 Mediated Sexualities: Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgendered Persons and the Electronic Media (3), or
ENG 165 Literature and Sexuality (3) (MPF)*, or
ENG 237 GLBTQ Literature (3), or
SOC/WGS 203 Sociology of Gender (3), or
SOC/FSW/WGS 221 Human Sexuality (3); and

3. WGS/ENG 435 Queer Theory (3)

*Only one foundation course in any thematic sequence may count toward a student's foundation requirements.

Note: Not open to women's gender, and sexuality studies majors.

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