WMST 4100/6100

Queer Theories
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

Examination of the historical origins, philosophical positions, and political implications of contemporary queer theories and consideration of various examples from the field comparatively.

Prerequisites:
WMST 3010 or WMST 7010

WMST 4070/6070

North American Asian Feminisms
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

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.

Prerequisites:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010

WMST (AFAM) 4060/6060

Black Feminism
Credit Hours:
3 hrs.

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.

Prerequisites:
WMST 4010/7010
Prerequisite or Correquisite:
WMST 1110 or WMST 2010 or permission of department

WMST 2300

Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
Credit Hours:
3 hrs

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.

Level: