Jun 27, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

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WGSS 2200 - Introduction to LGBTQ Studies


An introductory course in which students examine various historical, sociocultural, and political aspects of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities and experience.

Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze power in terms of individual, structural, and institutionalized forms of oppression as well as in relation to social justice and personal agency.
  • Apply “queer” as a method with which to address and critique hegemonic ideologies that privilege normativity and assimilation.
  • Apply the principles of queer theory to analyses of culture and politics in the context of sexuality.
  • Demonstrate an introductory-level knowledge of social, cultural, and legal histories of LGBTQ peoples and movements.
  • Distinguish between a classroom community that critically and respectfully examines topics, issues, and debates in LGBTQ Studies and one that does not.
  • Identify fundamental concepts in feminist and queer theory.
  • Recognize the ways in which race, class, culture, disability, and age intersect with sexuality and gender to create systems of hierarchy, privilege, and oppression, as well as different intersectional experiences within these systems.



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