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  • Current offerings may change; contact lgbt@colorado.edu to include additional courses.
Course Number Course Title Day & Time Instructor
LGBT 2000
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.
(Required for LGBTQ Certificate)
MWF 12-12:50 Bullington
LGBT 3796
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).
(Required for LGBTQ Certificate)
TuTh 11-12:15 David
WMST 2020-001
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.
A&S Core: Human Diversity
MWF 11-11:50 S. Bullington
WMST 2050-001
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.

A&S Core: Human Diversity

Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 D. Misri
WMST 3510-001

Examines the intersections of gender, sexuality and health in global perspective. Explores how men's and women's health are shaped by gender and sexual relations in a wide range of social contexts, including South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 R. Wyrod
WMST 3700-001

From Ellen to Orange is the New Black, Ricky Martin to Tegan and Sara, and Paris is Burning to RuPaul’s Drag Race, in the last twenty years, we have seen an explosion of mass media representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. Using insights from queer theory and popular culture studies, among other critical approaches, we will examine the rich and proliferating archive of queer popular culture in television, streaming video, popular music, film, video gaming, genre fiction and graphic novels. Through discussion, essays, and our own experiments with popular forms, we will explore the following questions: to what degree have queer artists and audiences transformed the traditional genres of popular culture? Does the rise of visibility and the “queering” of mass media translate into political and social gains for the LGBTQ community? How might the forms and conditions of production of mass media work against queer media’s challenges to dominant culture?
Course texts include Sullivan’s A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory, Danesi’s Popular Culture, Introductory Perspectives, Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?, Nava’s The Death of Friends, Tsuda’s Day of Revolution, and Delany’s Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand.

MWF 1-1:50 S. Bowen
WMST 4620
Provides an introduction to the history of sexuality in the modern era through engagement with recent interdisciplinary research into what sexuality has meant in the everyday lives of individuals; in the imagined communities formed by the bonds of shared religion, ethnicity, language and national citizenship; on the global stage of cultural encounter, imperialist expansion, transnational migration and international commerce. Same as HIST 4620. Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.
Tu/Th 11-12:15 R. Buffington
SOCY 1006/
WMST 1006
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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JWST 3202-001
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.
MWF 1-1:50 Goodman
MSDT 4331-001
Studies the construction, interconnections, and replications of gender, race, class, and sexuality in popular culture and how these constructs become cultural norms and mores. Uses critical methods with a focus on producing responsible viewers and readers. Requisites: Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Juniors or Seniors).
Tu/Th 11-12:15 McLean
PSCI 3174-001
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.
Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 Ferguson
WRTG 3020-081
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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