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Asian American Gender and Sexuality in Historical Perspective

AMST 340
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 340
Course Cluster: Queer Studies

This seminar approaches the study of Asian Americans through the lens of gender and sexuality. Topics include sexual fetishes/orientation, dating, marriage, sexual violence/harassment, exoticism, queer politics, and gender expression/nonconformity. We will consider controversial "adult-themed" materials that will provoke discussion and critical thinking about what it means to Asian American and a sexual being. The historical time-frame of the class will be mostly the late 17th century until the 21st century. There is an added transnational dimension with focus on sexuality in Asia. The seminar contains a cultural politics/sexual politics component that analyzes student activism and organizing around hotly contested issues. Through an interdisciplinary lens, texts will draw from numerous fields of study including sexology, women and gender studies, literary studies, film studies, and sociology.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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