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

SOC 317 - Queer Theory

Developed partly in response to the AIDS epidemic and to make sense of the continued marginalization of people who were not heterosexual, queer theory is a field of inquiry aimed at understanding difference and inequality. The central subjects of queer theory are people marginalized due to their gender or sexuality. Queer theory also asks how “queer” can help us understand a broad range of stigmatized differences: as resistance to the “normal.” This course examines both the intellectual roots of queer theory and its branches into areas like transgender studies, disability studies, and more.

One Women’s and Gender Studies course or Permission of Instructor

Credits 1

Cross-referenced with WGS 317

Social Sciences

Social Sciences

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