Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

WGS 204 LGBTQ Narratives(CO)^*

4 hours. An introduction to the study of narratives by and/or about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people. This course explores accounts of LGBTQ life through the study of individuals, groups and social movements, and cultural representations and meanings, addressing the shifting language practices, politics, and aesthetic productions that provide for both LGBTQ narrative continuity and disruption. It examines LGBTQ narratives in relation to the historical contexts in which they emerge, whether in a U.S. or global frame, with special attention to the intersectional dynamics that inform LGBTQ experiences across racial, national, gendered, and class registers. LGBTQ narrative methods and models are explored through analysis of interdisciplinary texts that may include histories, fictional/literary works, biographies and memoir, archival documents and oral histories, census and population data, and visual art. 

Credits

4

Prerequisite

ENG 151, COR 100

Distribution

College Option (COPR), (p&d), (cont. wrld.)