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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 Tu/Th
HALE 240
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).
Guzman MWF 1-1:50 HLMS 137
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.
multiple multiple multiple
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.
Bowen MW
3 -4:45PM
HALE 230
HIST 2326 Issues in US Society & Culture: Queer US History, 1890-2010
This course fulfills degree requirements for majors/minors in the fields of HIST, LGBT, WMST, as well as lower division elective credits for students of all subject disciplines. Explore the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in the United States from the late 1800s to the present. Learn about:
  • Queer sexual subcultures;
  • Scientific classifications of sexual and gender identities;
  • Love and sex before World War II;
  • Repression of queer people by police and the state;
  • Gay liberation, sexual revolutions, and creating a political movement;
  • Feminism, politics, and lesbian culture;
  • The AIDS epidemic and right-wing backlash;
  • Race, sexuality, and queer communities of color;
  • Changing perspectives on gender identity and expression.

Drinkwater Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 HLMS 255
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.
multiple multiple multiple
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. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or 2600. Restricted to sophomores/juniors/seniors.
Bullington MWF 2-2:50 EDUC 155
ENGL 3796 Introduction to Queer Latino Studies
This upper level undergraduate course will examine the production of Latina/o identity and its limitations as it emerges within contemporary literature, music, film, and performance art. We will engage with texts that posit a queer analytical approach to study how Latinidad is informed by modes of desire and identification that fall out of dominant notions of “the Latino” in popular culture. We will ask: How do race, gender and sexuality produce alternative configurations of Latina/o identity; in what ways does Latiniadad shape the way we think of space and place; what does Latinidad look and sound like; how does it feel to be Latina/o? These questions open up Latinidad into a much fuller and capacious notion of identity formation that cut across race /ethnicity, languages and national identity. The theoretical goal of the class is to critically engage the limits of knowledge production around Latina/o identity in order to develop new analytics that abide by the question of Latinidad rather than posit an answer or solution to its political consequences in contemporary U.S. culture.

This course is organized around five entry points into Latinidad: Chicana feminism as a theoretical foundation; art and aesthetics; politics, the law and sexuality; regionalism and hemispheric studies; and the structure of feeling. The objectives are to: 1) provide a survey of contemporary queer Latina/o theory; 2) to understand ethnic identity as performative practices of aesthetics, desire, and feeling; 3) to learn how to think and write critically about the problem of identity in our contemporary moment; 4) learn how to read and analyze literature, film, art, and music in rigorous and innovative ways. We will draw upon feminist and queer artists such as Ana Mendieta, Nao Bustamante, Diane Gamboa, ASCO, Carmelita Tropicana, Gloria Anzadúa, Felix-Gonzales Torres, Gil Cuadros, and Gregg Araki

Guzman MWF 1-1:50 HLMS 137
ETHN 4102 Special Topics: Sex, Race, and the City Holmes Th 3:30-6 CLUB 13
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