Feb 27, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

GSST 370 - Feminism, Gender, Queer Theory

4.00 credit hours
A rigorous study of the intellectual and activist traditions of diverse "feminisms" as well as the academic fields of gender and queer theory. This course asks students to consider gender and sexuality as constructed categories with powerful material consequences, exploring how these categories shape individual experience, social dynamics, and historical movements. Our approach will be intersectional; we will ask how various aspects of identity-such as race, class, and nationality-interact with gender and complicate easy definitions of privilege, oppression, and activism. The course also includes a significant comparative element, considering theories of gender and sexuality across cultural and national borders.

Prerequisite(s): GSST 100 .
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.

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