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|Course Number||Course Title||Instructor||Day & Time||Room|
|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.
|David||TuTh 11-12:15||ECON 13|
|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.
|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 11-11:50||HLMS 241|
|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||MW 3-4:15||HALE 230|
|WRTG 3020||Gender, Sexuality & New Media (Topics in Writing)
This specific topic only, “Gender, Sexulaity and New Media” fulfills the requirements of an elective in the LGBT Studies program.
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.
Explores how norms of sex, gender, race and sexuality find expression in institutions and policies in ways that legitimize only certain individuals as political actors, certain identities as politically relevant, and certain relationships as important. Critically examines how norms may be exposed, resisted, and changed by studying the politics of the women’s, gay liberation, and men’s movements in the U.S. Prereq., PSCI 2004 or WMST 2000 or LGBT 2000. Same as WMST 3174.
|Ferguson||TuTh 3:30PM – 4:45PM||HUMN 125|
|Women, Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Texts & Traditions
Reads some of the ways Jewish texts and traditions look at women, gender and sexuality from biblical times to the present. Starts with an analysis of the positioning of the body, matter and gender in creation stories, moves on to the gendered aspects of tales of rescue and sacrifice, biblical tales of sexual subversion and power, taboo-breaking and ethnos building, to rabbinic attitudes towards women, sexuality and gender and contemporary renderings and rereadings of the earlier texts and traditions. Taught in English. Same as JWST 3202. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
|Goodman||TTh 3:30-4:45||HALE 240|
|WMST 3710-001||Topics: Global Sexualities/Public Health
This course examines the ways that ideologies about race, gender,
poverty, capitalism, “appropriate” sexuality, and deservingness
fundamentally structure global policy and the systems of human
life that govern survival. Areas this course will address include:
different cultural understandings of health/illness and possibilities
for sexual expression, global health disparities—not only health
outcomes but differential political economies of risk, the effects of
violence, structural violence, and stigma, and the impact of
movement (whether colonization, sex tourism, migration, etc.) on
sexual possibilities and global health May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours for different topics. Prereq., WMST 2000 or 2600.
|Bullington||MWF 1-1:50||MCOL E155|
|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.
|WMST 4000/5000||Advanced Topics: Transgender Studies
What’s the “T” in LGBT? What are the social, historical, and cultural conditions that gave rise to the term “transgender”? In an era of globalization, what are the challenges of using transgender to describe and understand cross-cultural gender variance? Can we really translate transgender? What structural forces constrain and enable transgender movements? This course explores contemporary debates in the emerging scholarly field of transgender studies, and examines transgender identities, communities, and political movements in different historical and cultural contexts. Special attention will be given to how transgender movements negotiate race, class, sexuality, labor, culture, and nation. In addition to exploring various theoretical and methodological approaches to
understanding transgender as a mode of inquiry, an embodied experience, and a
category of analysis, the course also examines the relation of transgender studies to feminist studies, LGBT studies, and women’s and gender studies
|David||TuTh 2-3:15pm||HUMN 270|
|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