Three-Year Course Rotation Plan
introduction to lgbtq studies
TR 10:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Instructor: Timothy Barnett
"Is it okay to use the word 'QUEER'? Who says? To find out, REGISTER NOW!"
This course offers an introductory and interdisciplinary approach to studying the lives, histories and cultures of LGBTQ communities and allies. There is a focus is on how race, class, ability and other identity markers shape LGBTQ lives.
LESBIAN & QUEER CULTURES
T 7:05 - 9:45 p.m.
Instructor: Kate Kane, Ph.D
This is a hilarious, irreverent, freewheeling course that has at its heart the question of Queer Culture. This particular iteration chooses mass-mediated forms from the past and present.
One part of the course will be concerned with queer media history, and queers in media history, and queer history in the media. A second part of the course will focus on contemporary media, including the digital. We will remain analog, and the third half of the course will be devoted to student-driven projects.
Your level of fun in the course will be in direct proportion to your level of participation. This is an upper-division course, which means you are expected to have reasonable study habits and critical skills. Assignments will include presentations, papers, reading summaries with bibliographic citations, bringing snacks, being present, and who knows what else might come to us as we go along and get to know each other?
Do be warned: all kinds of indelicate subjects will be riotously entertained. Enter at your own risk!
women & global human rights
Instructor: Nancy Matthews
Do you want to learn about struggles for human rights? Debate about women’s human rights? Come explore how a human rights perspective applies to women’s issues, including health, reproductive rights, sexuality, violence, life in conflict zones, globalization and work.
Gain familiarity with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW 1979). Learn ways to apply your human rights knowledge!
This course explores conceptualization/contestation over human rights with respect to women. Learn about Universal Declaration of Human Rights and CEDAW (Commission for Elimnation of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).