LGBT 1003. Introduction to LGBTQ Studies.3 Credit Hours.

Covers expansive fields of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer studies. Includes issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, organizing, and theorizing. Emphasizes different aspects of LGBTQ studies including history, queer theory, popular culture, media, and literature. Examines its relationship with historical and contemporary movements as well as its productive, yet sometimes tenuous, relationship with feminist studies. (F, Sp) [IV-WC].

LGBT 3263. LGBTQ Movements.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with WGS 3263) Prerequisite: WGS 1003 or junior standing. This course will focus on the mainstream gay and lesbian movement in US history, and how that movement shifted from radical to mainstream and the important debates therein. The course will also consider the impact of systems of oppression from colonialism to the US justice system on LGBTQ identity. (Irreg.)

LGBT 3273. Queer Theory.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with WGS 3273) Prerequisite: WGS 1003 or junior standing. This interdisciplinary course is an introduction to the academic fields and debates within queer theory, specifically, normalization, resistance, and the practice of queering. The central focus is to examine, challenge, critique, and destabilize normative conceptions and representations of not just gender and sexuality but of other categories of being as well. (Irreg.)

LGBT 4623. Gender and Children’s Culture.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with WGS 4623) Prerequisite: WGS 1003 or LGBT 1003. Children's culture shapes our identities and environments. This course explores children's culture contexts through feminist and queer frameworks. Key content includes analyzing children's media, video games, books, toys, the environment, academics, and digital cultures while examining how childhood is a context for cultural history and leveraging power. It focuses on children's engagement in world building and knowledge production. (F)