Introduction to Queer Studies

What are LGBT/Queer Studies? What does it mean to identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender? Who gets to create knowledge about LGBTQ people? This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying these questions by wrestling with the changing nature of LGBT and Queer as categories across time and space/location. Studies a critical consciousness on LGBTQ issues that recognizes the ways gender and sexuality are complicated by intersectional experiences of race, class, and nationality. Interrogates gender, sex, the “body,” erotic pleasure, sexuality, and sexual orientation as social constructions embedded in power structures, analyzing the impact of myriad intellectual and activist approaches to social policy, popular culture, law and governance, science, and public discourse. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Equity and Power: EPUS requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Perspectives: S, Equity and Power: EPUS

1 unit


Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 3 Introduction to Queer Studies Rushaan Kumar Tutt Library 317 25 / 1 05/17/2022
Fall 2022 Block 3 Introduction to Queer Studies TBA 25 / 13 05/17/2022
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