Jul 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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WGSS 250 - Introduction to Queer Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to queer studies, investigating the historical and contemporary reality of those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). Formerly WGS 250; students may not recieve credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K6 - Individual & Society

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  • Explain and apply social constructionist and other queer/queer of color, post-structural, and anthropological theories and ideas about gender, sex, and sexuality. 
  • Using social science, natural science and humanist lenses, analyze gender and sexuality and how they may or may not intersect, both historically and contemporaneously/contemporarily.
  • Articulate the processes involved in the public and (supposed) private performance of diverse identities, desires and pleasures, the “erotic”, and sex acts, and how these performances shape attitudes and values affecting the respect and equality of others.  

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