GQS 301

Queer Theory/Queer Politics

This course serves as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies. It surveys the history of gay, lesbian bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) social movements and it analyzes the role of race, gender, sexuality, and nationalism in the social construction of modern LGBTIQ identities in the United and internationally. Students also learn of queer theoretical approaches to politics, culture, history, and society, and they also engage with the various criticisms of and alternatives to queer theoretical perspectives.

Prerequisites: GQS 201 or permission of instructor.