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Introduces key themes and critical frameworks in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies. This course examines scholarly contributions from a range of academic disciplines and traces some of the ways that LGBT Studies has influenced cultural and social theory more broadly. Topics include LGBTQ histories and social movements; forms of oppression including heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia; resistance to oppression; queer activism; intersecting identities; and representations in literature, art, and popular media.

Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010 or WGST 2010 or WGST 2020; or permission of the instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

Distribution: U.S. Diversity General Education course