LGBT - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies

LGBT200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.

Credit Only Granted for: LGBT200.

LGBT265 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures (3 Credits)

Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.

Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL265. Also offered as: ENGL265.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.

LGBT285 Homophobia in the U.S. Society in the New Millennium (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary investigation of the evolving forms of homophobia that continue to thrive and grow in the contemporary U.S., despite historical gains. Special attention to manifestations of homophobia in U.S. social, cultural, political, and legal arenas such as: popular culture/media, religious and cultural/ethnic communities, state and federal legislation, and queer subcultures. Focus on students' powers and responsibilities within struggles to end discrimination based on sexuality.

Credit Only Granted for: LGBT285 or LGBT289I.

Formerly: LGBT289I.

LGBT291 International Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Studies (3 Credits)

Exploration of the construction and representation of sexualities in culture around the globe, with particular emphasis on literature and media.

Restriction: Must not have completed CMLT291. Also offered as: CMLT291.

Credit Only Granted for: CMLT291 or LGBT291.

LGBT298 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3 Credits)

Study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

LGBT327 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film and Video (3 Credits)

Comparative analysis of forms, themes, and the politics of representation in film and video by and/or about LGBT people.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

LGBT350 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Communication (3 Credits)

Study of differences, stereotypes, and values distinguishing LGBT people and of effective means of communicating such differences to non-LGBT people. Emphasis on contemporary LGBT life and on the development of didactic skills. Preparation and presentation of forums on LGBT people; facilitation of workshops in various outreach locations (residence halls, Greek system, classes).

Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.

LGBT359 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures (3 Credits)

Study of selected writers or particular themes in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender literatures.

Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: ENGL359.

LGBT386 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship (3-6 Credits)

Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.

Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses.

Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program.

LGBT398 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3 Credits)

In-depth study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

Prerequisite: LGBT200.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

LGBT448 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3 Credits)

In-depth study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

Prerequisite: LGBT200; or permission of LGBT Studies Program.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

LGBT459 Selected Topics in Sexuality and Literature (3 Credits)

Detailed study of sexuality as an aspect of literary and cultural expression.

Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: ENGL459.

LGBT465 Theories of Sexuality and Literature (3 Credits)

An in-depth study of the ways in which sexuality and sexual difference create or confound the conditions of meaning in the production of literary texts. Attention to psychoanalysis, history of sexuality, feminist theory, and other accounts of sexual identity.

Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature.

Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL465. Also offered as: ENGL465.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL465 or LGBT465.

LGBT488 Seminar in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (1-3 Credits)

Developments in theories and methods of LGBT Studies, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the elaboration of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship.

Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.

Recommended: LGBT200. And ENGL265; or CMLT291.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

Formerly: CMLT498Y.

LGBT494 Lesbian Communities and Differences (3 Credits)

The meanings of lesbian communities across many lines of difference. Using lesbian-feminists of the 1970s as a starting point, we will look both back and forward in history, tracing changes and exploring the meanings of these in their social and historical contexts.

Prerequisite: Must have completed one course in Women's Studies, preferably WMST200 or WMST250. Also offered as: WMST494.

Credit Only Granted for: LGBT494 or WMST494.

LGBT499 Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Directed research and analysis in LGBT Studies on a topic selected by the student.

Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.

Restriction: Senior standing.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.