2013-2014 Catalog


WGS 302 Intro to Queer Theory (ENG)

Prerequisite: WGS 124 or ENG 110 or permission
Offered: Typically offered alternate years

An introduction to the discipline of Queer Theory, this course examines Western constructions of gender and sexuality focusing on traditional discourses surrounding Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transsexual/Queer (LGBTQ) and heterosexual identities. The lens of Queer Theory provides a framework for exploring issues related to sexuality, including but not limited to: essentialism, marginalization, heterosexism, and homophobia. The course also takes a brief look at LGBTQ history, focusing primarily on the LGBTQ liberation movement.

Credits

1 Course Credit