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  • Current offerings may change; contact lgbt@colorado.edu to include additional courses.
Course Number Course Title Instructor Day & Time
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)
David MWF 11-11:50
LGBT 4400
Examines theories, methods and debates in the emerging field of transgender studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, examines transgender identities, communities and political movements in different historical and cultural contexts. Focuses on crosscutting issues that shape transgender subjectivities, with special attention given to how transgender movements negotiate race, class, sexuality, labor, culture and nation.
David MWF 10-10:50
SOCY 1006/
WGST 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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WGST 2050
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.
Soares Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
CLAS 2100
Examines evidence of art, archaeology, and literature of Greek antiquity from a contemporary feminist point of view. Focuses on women's roles in art, literature, and daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as WGST 2100.
Trnka-Amrhein Tu/Th 2-3:15
CLAS 2110
Uses art, archaeology, and literature to study, from a contemporary feminist point of view, the status of women in works of Roman art and literature, the development of attitudes expressed toward them, and their daily life. No Greek or Latin required. Same as WGST 2110.
Callier MWF 2-2:50
WGST 2700
Examines psychological research on gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, class and other social categories. Points of emphasis include differences in cognition, attitudes, personality and social behavior. Conceptual themes include research methodologies, implicit and explicit attitudes, stigma and stereotypes. These elucidate such areas as close relationships, leadership, career success and mental health and happiness. Recommended prereq., WMST 2000 or PSYC 1001. Same as PSYC 2700. Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: human diversity.
Halkovic Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
WRTG 3020-021
Through sustained inquiry into a selected topic or issue, students will practice advanced forms of academic writing. Emphasizes analysis, criticism and argument. Taught as a writing workshop, places a premium on substantive, thoughtful revision. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department enforced prerequisite: WRTG 1150 or equivalent (completion of lower-division writing requirement).
  MWF 12-12:50
JWST 3202
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. Same as HEBR 3202 and RLST 3202 and WGST 3201.
Wartell MWF 2-2:50
ASIA 3300
Explores issues of sex and gender in traditional and contemporary Asian cultures by looking at how sex and gendered roles are configured and play out in Asian cultures. Employs film and literary sources which reflect, subvert and act as agents of change in the dominant cultures.
Berry Tu/Th 9:30-10:45
PSCI 3301
Contemporary and historic overview of U.S. courts' treatment of sex and gender. Using the case method, examines policy issues including, but not limited to: same sex marriage and civil unions; privacy; affirmative action; abortion; reproductive technologies; and discrimination based on sex and sexual orientation in education and in the workplace.
Williams Tu/Th 2-3:15
WGST 3712
This is a particularly exciting time to study gender and sexuality in sub-Saharan Africa. Dramatic changes are occurring across the continent that are reworking gender and sexuality, from women’s expanding presence in the workplace, the struggle for gay rights, changing notions of masculinity, and the highest rates of urbanization in the world. This class will provide an overview of many of these fascinating dynamics. It begins by focusing on how best to conceptualize gender and sexuality in Africa. The remainder of the course then focuses on a range contemporary issues, including African feminisms, gender & health, the impact of globalization, modern womanhood, new African masculinities, same-sex relationships, and environmental change.
Wyrod Tu/Th 11-12:15
THTR 4049
Course description coming soon
Credit towards the LGBTQ Certificate limited to this specific topic course
Leiser Tu/Th 2-3:30
MDST 4331
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.
Frost Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
WGST 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.
Buffington Tu/Th 2-3:15
HIST 4626
Examines the social history and cultural construction of genders and sexualities in America from 1870, exploring how discourses of race, religion, nationalism, medicine and criminality have shaped erotic encounters, informed gender and sexual identities and served as sites of political conflict.
Chambers Tu/Th 11-12:15
LGBT 3930
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
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