Summer 2015 – Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies
Let’s talk about sex! GWST/AMST 210: Introduction to Critical Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary look at sexuality–in history, media, politics, and personal life. Explore the wide world of sexuality, including the origins of heterosexuality as an identity, the global history of lesbianism, the feminist porn wars, the criminalization of LGBT people in the U.S., whether or not you can tell a gay person “just by looking,” the role of the media in forming transgender identity, asexuality, and other relevant topics. It will help you learn how to write creatively, debate tough issues, and think critically.
This hybrid course blends online and in-person learning, and meets the GEP Culture and Social Sciences requirements.