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WS 369 - Queer Theory

Course Description: “Queer” has become a stand-in for the identity category that begins with the letters, “LGBT,” but what does it mean to be queer, in theory? This interdisciplinary course surveys major concepts and schools of thought in the field of Queer Theory in order to explore the meaning of queerness as a category of radical difference that gives LGBT cultures their social distinctiveness as well as their political urgency. We will use a variety of approaches to theoretical framing of gender and sexuality, including an analysis of literature and visual culture; phenomenology and other schools of philosophy; psychoanalysis and other socio-medical discourses; historiography and legal studies; and a focus on pop culture and current events.

Coure Rotation: NY: Spring.


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Women's & Gender Studies Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level WS 196Q Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 250 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 268 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 269 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 270 Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 296S Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 296U Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level WS 296W Minimum Grade of D or Undergraduate level INT 297J Minimum Grade of D