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This 3 credit course will provide an introduction into Sexuality and Gender Studies.
This course will use texts, articles, speakers, literature, and film to bring students to
a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ cultures and communities. This course will
educate students on the central concepts of sexual orientation and gender identity
within historical, political, and societal frameworks. Throughout this course,
students will work towards an understanding of the intersectional dynamics of
privilege and oppression as they relate to LGBTQ+ individuals and culture by
exploring the lived experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and their partners/families.
Special attention will be given to each Unit on LGBTQ+ issues within the Deaf and
Hard of Hearing Communities.
This 1-credit course will focus on foundational knowledge needed to develop a final
project in the Sexuality and Gender Certificate Program. They will be exposed to
current issues in both the hearing and deaf LGBTQ+ communities through
networking and securing campus speakers, attending the speaker events, and then
having round table discussions with fellow classmates and/or the student body.
They will also stay current on contemporary events in the LGBTQ+ communities and
critically analyze the implications of these contemporary events.
This 1-credit course will prepare students for conducting their final certificate
program project. Students learn about specific research concerns when working
with LGBTQ+ populations. At the end of the course, students will have produced a
written literature review on a sexuality and gender topic.
Creative Work Project is an inquiry, investigation, or creation produced by aa
student that makes an original contribution to the field of sexuality and gender
studies and reaches beyond the traditional curriculum. This course is designed to
provide students with the opportunity to develop and practice advanced
discipline-specific projects in collaboration with faculty members. In the first week
of the course, a specific list of responsibilities must be developed prior to approval.
Credit is variable, and depends on the quantity and depth of work.
The Internship in Sexuality and Gender Studies is an unpaid, supervised
work-and-learning experience of approximately 112 `in-agency¿ hours and fulfills
a core requirement for the Sexuality and Gender Studies Certificate Program. The
internship is designed around the unique needs of both the student intern and
the internship site. The principal objective of this course is to reinforce
career/scholarship goals in fields where knowledge of sexuality and gender
studies experiences is pertinent. Course topics will vary with internship
placement so the biweekly seminar helps to frame student experiences within
queer and/or feminist theory and practice.
More specifically, the internship course provides students the opportunity to:
¿ Gain first-hand experience with organizations that address sexuality- and
gender-related issues and/or in organizational/career settings.
¿ Acquire transferable skills and knowledge in a work or activist setting
¿ Connect feminist, queer, and/or social justice practice with queer,
feminist and/or social justice theory
¿ Gain marketable professional contacts and begin developing a
professional dosser (e.g., résumé)
In this interdisciplinary course, students will be introduced to key theories and
theoretical frameworks for Sexuality and Gender Theory including queer theory and
feminist theory. These theories are themselves already quite interdisciplinary, so
students will spend time learning how these theories can work across different
disciplines and can be used for both practical and academic purposes. Students will
learn how to apply theoretical concepts to: the history of sexuality and gender,
terminology that helps describe experiences and oppression including
heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia, queer activism, diverse experiences of
sexuality and gender, and representations in literature, art, and popular media. We
will also take an intersectional lens for our discussion and will discuss how sexual
identities intersect with and shape other categories of identity, including gender,
race, ethnicity, class, ability status, culture, and nationality.
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