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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
LGBT 2707 Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual, and Gay Literature
Offers students at sophomore and junior levels an introduction to some of the forms, concerns, and genres of contemporary lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay writing in English. Same as ENGL 2707.
Lawson MWF 11-11:50 ECON 2
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).
Winkiel MW 3-4:15 HLMS 137
LGBT 4400 Critical Inquiries in Transgender Studies
Examines theories, methods and debates in the emerging field of transgender studies. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives, this course 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. Same as LGBT 5400 and WMST 4400/5400.
David Tu/Th
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.
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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 12-12:50 DUAN G125
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
EDUC 2800 Topics: Queering Topics in Education
In this course we will bring critical and queer theoretical perspectives to bear on our inquiry into what’s counted as “normal” in the social, historical, and political contexts of K-12 education in the United States. We will begin by examining schooling as a heteronormative institution that has tended toward (re)producing heterosexism, homophobia, and violence against queer bodies and identities, and we will use queer theory as a means for interrupting that narrative. That is, we will explore what queer theory can offer policy-makers, administrators, teachers, learners, and school communities aiming toward anti-oppressive and liberating pedagogies and practices. We will examine policy, curricula, and models of practice to inquire into what’s involved in organizing classrooms and schools that are safer and more affirming of gender and sexual diversity. While the constructs of gender and sexuality will be central to our exploration, our work in this course will be to trouble ideas of diversity and inclusion and to disrupt “ways that we traditionally comply with oppression” (Kumashiro, 2001), in all of its forms. As participants in the course, we will not only think with these theories, but put them to work in practice.
Leonardi Th 4:30-7pm EDUC 341
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.
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ARAB 3410 Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Modern Middle East
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. Same as WMST 3410.
Bahoora Tu/Th 11-12:15 ECON 205
ETHN 4102 Topics: Black Queer History Holmes Tu/Th 3:30-4:45 GUGG 205
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