Description
QUEER THEORY
This course is an introduction to theories of how people think about and enact genders and sexualities. The course edicts both the assumption that people are naturally or normally heterosexual and the idea that being seen as "normal" should be the political or personal goal of sexual minorities. The course calls into question the idea of normal exploring how gender aims to ""normalize"" people by categorizing them. In recognizing the ruse of normality, the course examines sexual practices and gender expressions not attempting to dignify, deny or apologize for them.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Course Attributes
Gender, Sexuality & Women's St
Offering
Course
GSWS 1170
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Gender Sexuality & Women's St
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall