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EGS 172 - The Queer Experience

5 Credits
Introduces an interdisciplinary examination of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) experience within the United States and abroad. Topics include LGBT psychology, history, politics, literature/art, and mass media.

Course Note Previously DGS 172

Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve All students who wish to gain a broader understanding of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender experience within the context of the United States and globally.
Active Date 20200330T21:14:11

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 35
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline

  • Sex, Gender, & Sexual Orientation
  • Development of Sexual Orientation
  • Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation, Race, & Ethnicity
  • LGBT Health
  • Coming Out & Identity Development
  • LGBT Relationships
  • LGBT Parenting & Family
  • LGBT Aging
  • LGBT History
  • LGBT Politics
  • LGBT Literature, Art, & Media

Student Learning Outcomes
Recognize and articulate the social construction of sex, gender, and sexual orientation.

Describe the impact of homophobia and heterosexism on our own lives and society as a whole.

Critically evaluate LGBT representation in select areas of society and politics, including media, education, and public policy.

Identify and describe the sources and consequences of diversity within the queer experience.

Effectively participate in collective learning using alternative modalities, such as spoken word and visual art.

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