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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)
Bowen MW 3-4:15
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.Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Arts Humanities  
(Required for LGBTQ Certificate)
Soares Tu/Th 12:30-1:45
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.
multiple multiple
WGST 2020
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. Arts Sci Core Curr: Human Diversity
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-U.S. Perspective
Leone MWF 1-1:50
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.
Mehta 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.
Kindick MWF 2-2:50
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.
Herz Tu/Th 2-3:15
LING 2400
Familiarizes students with the effects of gender and sexuality on language use; discusses popular beliefs and scholarly theories about language and communication. Provides students with tools for exploring the role of language and gender.
Recitation section required.
Calder MW 11-11:50
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.
Matic Tu/Th 2-3:15
ETHN 3101
The course centers queer/trans of color theorizations, indigenous queer/trans/two spirit critiques, and queer/trans perspectives from the global south to understand gender and sexuality. Building upon intersectional, transnational, and decolonial feminist frameworks, the course investigates identities as a product of time- and place-specific beliefs, practices, and processes, and how other categories of social difference (assigned sex, race, ethnicity, indigeneity, religion, nationality, citizenship status, social class, disability etc.) intersect with gender and sexuality.  We will read across genres, including academic texts, non-fiction, fiction, films, biographies, television series, zines and art projects to understand contemporary critiques of gender and sexuality. The course will be divided into three sections. First section provides the theoretical and historical framework by studying queer/trans of color and Indigenous critiques as well as transnational queer/trans perspectives. In the second section, we will explore how these critiques help us understand different contemporary political struggles. The third section delves into some of the fissures and challenges that have informed queer/trans conceptions of love, desire, and solidarity within and beyond the US.
Upadhyay MW 4:30-5:45
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. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 1101 or WGST 2000. Same as WGST 3300.
Williams multiple
ARAB 3410
Examines the issues of gender and sexuality in the modern Middle East and North Africa from the colonial period to the present, focusing on how feminist movements, Arab women's writing, and constructions of gender and sexuality have been shaped by local, national and international factors. Taught in English. Same as WGST 3410.
Thompson Tu/Th 12:30-1:45
WGST 3520
Examines the dramatic changes occurring across the continent of Africa that are currently reworking gender and sexuality. Foregrounds African conceptions of feminism, and explores a range contemporary issues, including gender & health, modern womanhood, new African masculinities, LGBTQ rights, and the gendered implications of environmental change.

Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Diversity-Global Perspective

Wyrod Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
WGST 3600

Drawing from work produced by and about Latinas/xs, discusses the social and cultural construction of race and ethnicity alongside gender and sexuality, the function of nationalism, the politics of migration and citizenship, Latina/x literary production and theory, historiographical trends, Latina feminist theory, activism and the academy, and Latina/x political organizing.


Tu/Th 3:30-4:45

EDUC 4301
Bring critical and queer theoretical perspectives to bear on an inquiry into what's counted as "normal" in social, historical, and political contexts of education in the United States. We'll explore queerness, queer theory, and queer pedagogy, in an effort to examine schooling as a heteronormative institution that has tended toward (re)producing heterosexism, homophobia, and violence against queer bodies and identities. Same as EDUC 5301.
Leonardi M 5-7:30
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.
McLean Tu/Th 3:30-4:45
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.
de los Reyes MWF 11-11:50
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