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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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WMS 3490 - Queer Sexualities and Identity

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1020, SOC 1010, or WMS 1200; or permission of instructor

Description: This course explores the various ways in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and queer individuals represent themselves vis-a-vis the social construction of identity and resistance. The course analyzes the general strategies LGBTQ individuals (and their communities) utilize to self-identify their gender. Issues of queer social presentation and performance are addressed. Intersections between queer identity and issues of race, ethnicity, and class are investigated. Power and privilege embedded within the LGBTQ visual identity and social control issues are also analyzed.

Note: Credit will be granted under one prefix only: SOC or WMS.

Cross Listed Course(s): SOC 3490

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