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|Course Number||Course Title||Instructor||Day & Time||Place|
(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.
|Irvin||MW 3:35-4:50||HR - Hybrid Remote/Online|
How is literature shaped by cultural understandings of queer and non-normative genders and sexualities? How does it, in turn, shape those understandings? This class explores how genders, sexualities, and writing intersect with issues of race, class, nation, ability, and empire. Readings may include novels, short stories, poetry, graphic novels, films, essays, blogs, and more. Same as ENGL 2707 .
|Klages||TTh 9:30-10:45||HUMN 190|
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.
|David||MW 3:35-4:50||CLUB 4|
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.
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.
|Leone||MWF 1:25-2:15||HLMS 267|
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||TuTh 5-6:15||CASE E240|
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 11:15-12:05||GUGG 205|
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.
|Hall||MW 11:15-12:05||CASE E250|
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).
|Thompson||MWF 10:10-11:00||ESCT 1B21|
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||MWF 1:25-2:15||HLMS 211|
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. Recommended prerequisite: PSCI 2004 or WGST 2000 or LGBT 2000. Same as WGST 3174.
|Moss||MW 3:35-4:50||FLEM 157|
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 WGST 3201 and HEBR 3202 and RLST 3202.
|Drinkwater||MWF 2:30-3:20||HLMS 241|
Provides an overview and critical examination of women as political actors within the United States. Students will examine the gendered components of citizenship, election, political office and public policy. Furthermore, students will explore the ways in which gender intersects with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other identities in U.S. politics. Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Social Sciences
|Bayard de Volo||MWF 10:10-11:00||MUEN E431|
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.
|Surhio||TTh 3:30pm-4:45||HUMN 190|
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.
|Soares||Tu/Th 12:30-1:45||ECON 205|
This course will examine how gender and sexuality is constructed locally, nationally, and globally, drawing on conversations about feminist pasts, presents, and futures. We will focus on how gender intersects with race, class, sexuality, ability, religion, ethnicity, and geopolitical location to structure the lived experiences of women across the globe. We will apply critical geographic perspectives to gender inequality, exploring the overlaps and differences in women’s and LGBTQ+ struggles as they are shaped by ongoing socio-cultural, political, and economic conditions globally. Same as WGST 3672
|Ranjbar||Tu/Th 12:30-1:45||HUMN 1B80|
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.
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 5pm-7:30pm||FLEM 177|
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.
|Pointer||TuTh 3:30-4:45||CLUB 4|
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
This list may not include all courses which satisfy the LGBTQ Studies requirement. Please contact us to have additional courses be considered for inclusion.