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Fall 2017-2018
* GSS 203 / ANT 243 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Global LGBTQ Studies

Justin D. Perez

This course provides an interdisciplinary and transnational introduction to the study of LGBTQ lives. We address the historical emergence of LGBTQ identities and survey how these identities are experienced among different communities around the world. Through global case studies, we examine key concepts and debates in the field, including intersectionality, human rights, homonationalism, normativity, and medicalization. We analyze how LGBTQ works as a meaningful social, political, and historical category and the ways class, race, gender, and nationality intersect with and disrupt it.

Sample reading list:
Deborah Meem, Michelle Gibson, and Jonathan..., Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies
Noelle Stout, After Love: Queer Intimacy and Erotic Economies
Ryan R. Thoreson, Transnational LGBT Activism: Working for Sexual Rights World
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Written assignments for the course consist of 5 two-page précis, a paper proposal, and a final paper. Class readings include chapters from edited volumes and articles from peer-reviewed journals, as well as films and podcasts.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other information:
Other 10% = term paper proposal

Reserved Seats:
Freshmen Only 2
Sophomores Only 2

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22726 S01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:19 Limit:20