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Top QS 262 INTRODUCTION TO QUEER STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Centering itself on activism and scholarship, this course examines homophobia's and transphobia's relationship with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of oppression. Introduces key concepts, histories, and political frameworks within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer political movements. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 262.

Top QS 262H INTRODUCTION TO QUEER STUDIES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Centering itself on activism and scholarship, this course examines homophobia's and transphobia's relationship with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of oppression. Introduces key concepts, histories, and political frameworks within Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer political movements. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 262H. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top QS 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top QS 321 QUEER POP CULTURE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Examines the concept of Queer popular culture through film, music, TV, image, and other mediums. Seeks to disrupt dominant discourses around gender and sexuality by centralizing women of color feminisms and queer of color critiques to analyze popular representations of gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, and other social locations. CROSSLISTED as WGSS 321. (Bacc Core Course)

Top QS 361 (RE)FRAMING RACE THROUGH FILM PRODUCTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A critical engagement of ways race and ethnicity are treated in nonfiction short film as students produce their own short film as a means of challenging dominant racial representations and narratives. Requires a basic understanding of ways that notions about race and ethnicity combine with ideologies about gender, sexuality, ability, class, etc. to perpetuate unjust systems and institutions. Prior filmmaking experience is welcome but not required. CROSSLISTED as ES 361, WGSS 361, WLC 361.

Top QS 364 TRANSGENDER POLITICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Addresses transgender politics--including transsexual, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming issues--through feminist and intersectional approaches by analyzing transgender theories, arts, and activism. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 364. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top QS 364H TRANSGENDER POLITICS (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Addresses transgender politics--including transsexual, genderqueer, and gender non-conforming issues--through feminist and intersectional approaches by analyzing transgender theories, arts, and activism. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 364H. PREREQS: Sophomore standing. Honors College approval required.

Top QS 375 ARTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Explores concepts of structural inequality, difference, power, and discrimination through a critical survey of arts activism. Students will think critically about artwork and artists which address a number of social issues in the United States, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, and indigeneity. CROSSLISTED as ES 375, WGSS 375.

Top QS 399 SPECIAL TOPICS IN QUEER STUDIES (3) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top QS 409 PRACTICUM: PROJECTS IN QUEER STUDIES (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
Capstone projects bring theory into practice through research, design, and implementation of a project that synthesizes and demonstrates learning in the Queer Studies program. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing.

Top QS 431 QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
"Queer of color critiques" refers to political theories and activism that emerge from LGBTQ people of color to examine the intersections between race, sexuality and gender. This course addresses these intersections through theory, history, and activism. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as ES 431 and WGSS 431. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top QS 462 QUEER THEORIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Engages key themes and critical frameworks in queer theories. Topics include histories of sexuality; forms of oppression, including heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia; resistance to oppression; violence against LGBTQ people; queer activism; diverse experiences of sexuality; and representations in literature, art, and popular media. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 462/WGSS 562.

Top QS 472 INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
"Two-spirit" refers to North American indigenous genders outside of European male/female binaries. Two-spirit communities argue for decolonization as a central political struggle, calling all people to unlearn settler colonial gender/sexuality on Native land. This course addresses indigenous two-spirit/GLBTQ issues through theory, literature, activism, and art. CROSSLISTED as ES 472, WGSS 472 (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: QS 262 or ES 242 or WGSS 414 or instructor permission

Top QS 473 TRANSGENDER LIVES (3) 
Many people in our Western cultures perceive gender as bimodal and fixed from birth. Individuals whose identity of self does not match the individual's biological sex face significant social pressures to conform to gender norms. Students will be introduced to the biological, social and cultural contexts for transgendered individuals. CROSSLISTED as WGSS 473/WGSS 573. PREREQS: 200-level WGSS or QS course or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Top QS 476 TRANSNATIONAL SEXUALITIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Explores contemporary experiences of sexualities within transnational contexts. Analyzes themes including queer and LGBTQI organizing, same-sex desires, queer transnational immigration and labor flows, sex industries and discourses of trafficking, sex tourism, and reproductive justice, using feminist, queer, and postcolonial theoretical frameworks. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as WGSS 476/WGSS 576. PREREQS: QS 262 [D-]

Top QS 477 QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR ARTS AND ACTIVISM (4) 
LGBTQ people of color often engage struggles for social justice through artistic movements. This course will focus on arts by LGBTQ people of color and the way these artistic movements contribute to activism that interrupts interlocking systems of oppression. CROSSLISTED as ES 477/ES 577, WGSS 477/WGSS 577. PREREQS: QS 262 and QS 462

Top QS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS IN QUEER STUDIES (4) 
Topics in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues and scholarship. May be repeated for credit when topic varies. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.



 
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