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Social Norms and Social Power (FYS)

Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 117F
Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Queer Studies

This FYS is an interdisciplinary exploration of the privileges and penalties associated with "the normal" in the United States. We will think through the intersections of queerness, race, ethnicity, class, disability, and gender in terms of social power, drawing on novels, ethnographies, memoirs, and films. Throughout, we will pay particular attention to the ways bodily difference and social identity interarticulate with "normalness" to locate individuals within hierarchical power structures, and we will think creatively about ways to challenge this.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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