"Moving beyond the violence of love in Education: A queer orientation to liking" presented by Dr. Kevin Burke
North American Asian Feminisms
Interdisciplinary analysis of the lives of North American Asians from a feminist perspective. In the course, students will be encouraged to critically assess the category of "Asian American" and philosophical notions and political implications of North American Asian feminisms. Students will analyze gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation.
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010
Examination of the ideas and practices of black feminists and womanists. Students will examine African communities within the diaspora, particularly the historical and contemporary debates of black women in the United States, including black womanhood, sexual mythologies and vulnerabilities, class distinctions, and the origins of black feminist thought.
Prerequisite or Correquisite:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department
Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Literature, memoir, and readings from various disciplines on LGBTQ history, politics, health, philosophies, and cultures. Understanding sexualities as historical, personal, and political, we will critically engage homophobia, heterosexism, and oppressions within LGBTQ communities. Highlighting African American, Asian American, Latina American, and Native American cultures, the course also incorporates international and transnational perspectives.