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|Course Number||Course Title||Instructor||Day & Time||Room|
|LGBT 2000||Introduction to LGBT Studies
(Required for LGBT Certificate)
Investigates the social and historical meanings of racial, gender, and sexual identities and their relationship to contemporary lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities. Same as WMST 2030. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
|SOCY 1004||Deviance in U.S. Society
Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: ideals and values.
|Social Construction of Sexuality
Discusses the social determinants of sexuality. Analyzes the economic, psychological, and cultural influences on human sexuality. Interactional perspective of human sexuality is presented. Restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
|Brown||TuTh 3:30-4:20||HUMN 250|
|Sex, Gender and Society
Examines status and power differences between the sexes at individual and societal levels. Emphasizes historical context of gender roles and status, reviews major theories of gender stratification. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Examines contemporary experiences of people around the world as they negotiate dominant and subversive understandings of gendered identities. Focuses on the ways in which the material and discursive circumstances of people’s lives shape their opportunities for resistance and creative construction. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
|Bullington||MWF 12-12:50||EKLC E1B20|
|WMST 2050||Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
Explores diverse cultural forms such as film, popular fiction and non-fiction, music videos, public art, websites, blogs and zines which are shaped by, and in turn shape popular understandings of gender at the intersections of race, class, ability, religion, nation, and imperialism. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
|Misri||TuTh 2-3:15||HALE 230|
|Gender, Sexuality & New Media (Topics in Writing)
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. The course emphasizes analysis, criticism, and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as NRLN 3020. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.
|A. Goodloe||Tu 5-6:15pm
|WMST 3700-001||Topics: Queer Theory, Performativity, and Politics
Drawing from US, queer of color and transnational perspectives, this course explores key concepts and tensions in queer theory. How does queerness complicate existing understandings of sexual behavior and gendered bodies, particularly as they are shaped by race, ability, culture and nation? In what ways does queer theory shift our understandings of the relationship between everyday lives and broader institutional forces like government, media, medicine or family? Central to our investigation is how queerness – as a lived experience and a politics – engages with contemporary debates around sexual freedom, globalization, socioeconomic justice, and violence. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Prereq., WMST 2000 or 2600.
|Oliviero||MW 4-5:15||HLMS 229|
|WMST 3710-001||Global Topics: Gender, Violence, Representation
Are women inherently non-violent by nature? Is aggression an essentially masculine trait? Can men suffer gendered violence? Are violent women being “masculine”? Are Third world societies more violent and misogynist than those of the First world? Is colonial occupation a queer issue? In this interdisciplinary course we will address such questions by examining feminist debates on rape, “Slutwalking”, “honor killing”, suicide bombing, female terrorism, and war. Rather than considering women only as objects of violence, we will also think about women as agents of violence, as well as men as objects of gendered violence. Apart from a range of critical scholarship, novels may include J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost Lovers; films may include Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry, and Kabir Khan’s New York.
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Prereq., WMST 2000 or 2600. Restricted to sophomores/juniors/seniors.
|Misri||Tu/Th 5-6:15||HLMS 137|
|LGBT 3930||LGBTQ Studies Internship (3 credit hours)
Students will participate in supervised internships at university program and advocacy groups, local businesses, human service or government agencies. Internships will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer issues, such as anti-violence programs, educational outreach, and civil rights initiatives. To register for the internship class, please fill out the A&S internship application: http://advising.colorado.edu/sites/default/files/internshipcredit.pdf. Bring completed form (with all required signatures) to Alicia Turchette at the Women and Gender Studies office, Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage. Note: The GLBTQ Resource Center at CU-Boulder sponsors 5 LGBTQ internships. Contact LGBT@colorado.edu for more information.
|ETHN 4102/5102||Queering Black Studies
Are all black people, regardless of sexual orientation, queer? In this research seminar, we will engage queer theory, critical black studies and the African American experience from slavery to the present, to explore answers to this question. On the way our course will delve into and through the following sub-themes: What political, economic and cultural institutions in the United States have been designed to sexually regulate black populations? What is the difference, if any, between “gay” and “queer?” How have black writers and political leaders dealt with the queer character of blackness? This course explores the productive tensions between African American and Queer studies and, ultimately, reveals the way these fields have and must continue to speak to each other. By the end of the semester, students will gain a powerful understanding of the centrality of sexuality to both the constitution of anti-black racism and the construction of African American identity and politics in the United States.
|Holmes||Th 5-7:30pm||HLMS 191|
|ENGL 4287||Studies in LGBT Literature
Examines selected British, American, and French literary representations of lesbian and gay identity from the early 16th century to the present. Discusses the changing status of homosexuality as a literary and cultural topos, including how same-sex desire is defined, and the rhetorical and ideological difficulties involved in its representation. Specific topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Restricted to juniors and seniors. Same as LGBT/WMST 4287.
|Escobedo||Tu/Th 12:30-1:45||DUAN G2B21|
|LGBT 4840||Independent Study in LGBTQ Studies
Self-directed research project in LGBTQ studies supervised by a faculty member and approved by one of the Co-Directors of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program
|WMST 6290||Special Topics in Gender and Sexuality:
Sexuality and the Law
Offers interdisciplinary feminist perspectives on different special topics such as gender and war, gender and globalization, women’s social movements, gender and citizenship, gender and collective memory, and cultural representations of gender and sexuality. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Meets the requirements for the WGST certificate. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.
|Oliviero||W 6:05-7:45||WLAW 305|
|SOCY 7006||Sociology of Sex and Gender
Theoretical and empirical examination of sex stratification, sex role differentiation, and sex differences in socialization, personality, institutions, and culture. Formerly SOCY 5006.