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Course Number Course Title Instructor Day & Time Room
LGBT 2000 Introduction to LGBT Studies
(Required for LGBTQ Certificate)
Investigates the social and historical meanings of racial, gender, and sexual identities and their relationship to contemporary lesbian, bisexual, gay, and transgender communities. Same as WMST 2030. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
David MW 4:30PM – 5:45PM CLUB 4
LGBT 3796 Queer Theory (Required for LGBTQ Certificate)
Surveys theoretical, critical, and historical writings in the context of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay literature. Examines relationships among aesthetic, cultural, and political agendas, and literary and visual texts of the 20th century. Same as ENGL 3796. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors).
Bullington MWF 2:00PM – 2:50PM MCOL E155
SOCY 1006/
WMST 1006
Social Construction of Sexuality
Discusses the social determinants of sexuality. Analyzes the economic, psychological, and cultural influences on human sexuality. Interactional perspective of human sexuality is presented. Restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
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WMST 2020 Femininities/Masculinities/Alternatives
Examines contemporary experiences of people around the world as they negotiate dominant and subversive understandings of gendered identities. Focuses on the ways in which the material and discursive circumstances of people’s lives shape their opportunities for resistance and creative construction. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Bullington MWF 11-11:50 HLMS 267
WMST 2050 Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture
Explores diverse cultural forms such as film, popular fiction and non-fiction, music videos, public art, websites, blogs and zines which are shaped by, and in turn shape popular understandings of gender at the intersections of race, class, ability, religion, nation, and imperialism. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Walker MWF 1:00PM – 1:50PM EDUC 220
WRTG 3020-093
WRTG 3020-096
Gender, Sexuality & New Media (Topics in Writing)
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. The course emphasizes analysis, criticism, and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, the course places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Same as NRLN 3020. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: written communication.
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PSCI 3174 Sex, Power, and Politics: U.S. Perspectives
Explores how norms of sex, gender, race and sexuality find expression in institutions and policies in ways that legitimize only certain individuals as political actors, certain identities as politically relevant, and certain relationships as important. Critically examines how norms may be exposed, resisted, and changed by studying the politics of the women’s, gay liberation, and men’s movements in the U.S. Prereq., PSCI 2004 or WMST 2000 or LGBT 2000. Same as WMST 3174.
Ferguson TTh 3:30PM – 4:45PM HUMN 125
HEBR 3202
JWST 3202
Women, Gender & Sexuality in Jewish Texts & Traditions
Reads some of the ways Jewish texts and traditions look at women, gender and sexuality from biblical times to the present. Starts with an analysis of the positioning of the body, matter and gender in creation stories, moves on to the gendered aspects of tales of rescue and sacrifice, biblical tales of sexual subversion and power, taboo-breaking and ethnos building, to rabbinic attitudes towards women, sexuality and gender and contemporary renderings and rereadings of the earlier texts and traditions. Taught in English. Same as JWST 3202. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Goodman TTh 2-3:15pm CLUB 13
WMST 3700-001 Topics: Sexual Spaces
This class explores the multifaceted relationships of sexuality and space/place. We will focus on sexuality in particular spaces (such as prisons, boarding schools, and highway rest areas) as well as the ways that sexuality (or its absence) creates particular spaces (such as gay neighborhoods, churches, and red light districts). We will look at the relationships of sexualities to public/private distinctions, as well as rural/urban, sacred/profane, and home/away. We will explore global issues around sexuality such as the role of sexuality in colonization, contemporary sex tourism and sex trafficking, and sexuality and nationalism more broadly. After reflecting on methodological considerations in studying sexuality and place (such as access, trust, and insider/outsider dynamics), you will have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned about the ways that sexuality and place shape one another in the midst of broader discourses of nation, gender, religion, race, class, and generation as you undertake a field research project on campus or in the local community.
May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Prereq., WMST 2000 or 2600. Restricted to sophomores/juniors/seniors.
Bullington MWF 12:00PM – 12:50PM HLMS 229
LGBT 3930 LGBTQ Studies Internship (3 credit hours)
Students will participate in supervised internships at university program and advocacy groups, local businesses, human service or government agencies. Internships will focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer issues, such as anti-violence programs, educational outreach, and civil rights initiatives. To register for the internship class, please fill out the A&S internship application: http://www.colorado.edu/advising/policies-procedures/forms-petitions. Bring completed form (with all required signatures) to Alicia Turchette at the Women and Gender Studies office, Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage. Note: The GLBTQ Resource Center at CU-Boulder sponsors 5 LGBTQ internships. Contact LGBT@colorado.edu for more information.
LGBT 4840 Independent Study in LGBTQ Studies
Self-directed research project in LGBTQ studies supervised by a faculty member and approved by one of the Co-Directors of the LGBT Studies Certificate Program