Course Details

01:512:375 Gay and Lesbian History in the United States (3)

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Syllabus:  Summer 2021

    Syllabus Disclaimer:  The information on this syllabus is subject to change. For up-to-date course information, please refer to the syllabus on your course site (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) on the first day of class.

  • Course Description

    This seminar explores the dynamics of queer relationships, communities, and activism. Thinking as historians, how can we best understand the perspectives of those who sought to challenge the gender/sexual status quo across several centuries? The determination of a male/female binary (and any other sex or gender category) is not fixed or obvious: What is sex? What is gender? How has movement across borders, colonization, migration affected people’s understandings of sex and gender norms and possibilities? This course will examine queer life as it transformed throughout social and political movements in American history.