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Junior Colloquium: Critical Queer Studies

AMST 201
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory
Course Cluster: Disability Studies

This junior colloquium will give students a solid theoretical foundation in the field of queer studies and help students imagine the uses to which theory can be applied, such as research, activism, or conceptualizing community. While we will continually return to queer studies, an essential interdisciplinarity within the field of American studies, we will also explore the centrality of queer theory to other interdisciplinary fields that center the body, such as feminist studies, gender studies, critical race studies, transgender studies, fat studies, and disability studies. Finally, we will demonstrate the ways in which queer theory can be usefully brought to other disciplines that benefit from a theoretical approach, primarily history, literature, and anthropology.

Students should expect to end the semester confident of their ability to read queer theory, critique it, and put it to use in an intellectual or artistic project of their own devising.

This course is excellent preparation for a queer studies concentration in American studies.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CSCT)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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