WGS 4100

Course Name: 
Readings in Sexuality Studies
Units: 
3

This course explores key topics that have shaped the field of sexuality studies, with a focus on those that fall under the rubric of "queer studies."  Such topics have included the history of sexuality, scientific racism and critical race theory, cyborgs, biopower, nationalism, colonialism, sexuality and the law, the relationship of sexuality to race and class, and bodily aesthetics.  Students engage a series of rotating interdisciplinary readings that draw upon fiction, poetry, theory, ethnographies, law, philosophy, criticism, film and media studies, music, science and/or economic history.

Instructor: 
Geeta Patel
Special NOTE: 
WGS majors and minors preferred, but not required.
Course Category: 
Sexuality Concentration