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WGSS 20600 - Queer Lives

Course Credit: 1
Maximum Credit: 0
QUEER LIVES This course addresses a broad range of “queer” issues and the lived experiences of sexual minorities throughout the world. It explores major events in the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer political movements in the United States and transnationally to understand the social construction of identities and movements and how they have changed in different times and places–often as a result of race-, class-, and gender-based inequities. The course also considers the categories used to describe same-sex desire. How do the Western terms used above help (or hinder) our understandings of the experiences of Indian hijras, Thai “Toms” & “Dees,” Native American two-spirit people, drag queens and kings, and others who do not fit “neatly” within single categories of gender, sex, and sexuality? Prerequisite(s): WGSS-12000 [C, D, GE, HSS, SJ]