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Courses - Fall 2017
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT200
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: LGBT200.
An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.
LGBT265
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL265.
Also offered as: ENGL265.
Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265.
Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.
LGBT350
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Study of differences, stereotypes, and values distinguishing LGBT people and of effective means of communicating such differences to non-LGBT people. Emphasis on contemporary LGBT life and on the development of didactic skills. Preparation and presentation of forums on LGBT people; facilitation of workshops in various outreach locations (residence halls, Greek system, classes).
LGBT386
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses.
Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LGBT448C
Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Sex and the City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: D
GenEd: DVUP
Also offered as LGBT448C. Credit granted for AMST498V or LGBT448C.

This class adopts an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the study of sex and the city. Although the class focuses on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, the class also considers marginalized sexualities more generally, including a range of identities and practices that do not fall into dominant definitions of heterosexuality. Central throughout is an 0nalysis of how the politics of sexuality is shaped by race, gender, and and the economy. Units include Progressive-era city reforms, sub-cultural studies of the Chicago School, the history of pre-Stonewall sexual minority communities, theories of sexual migration, sex tourism, the Moynihan Report, LGBT and queer social movements, gender profiling, public sex, sexual labor, gentrification, street safety, and the representation of the city in cultural production.
LGBT499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.