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Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WGS 102 - Introduction to LGBT+ Studies

Sexuality is an important part of human life and society, but despite claims that we were all “born this way,” its meanings and social significance have changed over the course of history. This class offers an introduction to that history, looking at the rise of sexuality-based classifications in law and medicine, the development of sexual identity politics, and the intersections of sexuality with gender, race/ethnicity, and class. We will examine the history of social movements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other minority gender/sexuality groups’ rights, and we will ask how that history shapes LGBT+ politics in the U.S. today. This course is cross listed with SOC 102.

Credits 1

Cross-listed with SOC 102  

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Compass Attributes
Social Science, Structure/Power/Inequality, Taylor and Lane Scholars