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Out on the Quad! May 7th, 2013

Out on the Quad! May 7th, 2013

Over the course of the past year, Brooklyn College has made huge strides towards making our campus a safe, affirming, welcoming home for LGBTQ identified students. While there is still much to be done, the enormous accomplishments of the LGBTQ community on campus this year deserved a celebration by the students and for the students!
Many thanks to Jen MacGregor in Brooklyn College Admissions for some of these pictures!

Brooklyn College LGBTQ Studies Month

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April is Brooklyn College’s LGBTQ Month! Check out our FINAL UPDATED list of scheduled events! The events started this past week and continue up until our first workshop on April 30th! Please note that the Introduction to Intersectionality Workshop is now being held 1141 Ingersoll! Make sure you mark your calenders!

Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change

Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change

Check out the Rutgers University’s Institute for Research on Women Spring Colloquium! The theme is Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change. The confirmed keynotes are Dean Spade (Seattle University), Pauline Park (New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy), Sue Rankin (Rankin & Co.Consulting), and Genny Beemyn (University of Massachusetts-Amherst). The colloquium will be held on Thursday & Friday, April 18-19. It is free and open to the public. For more information on the events and speakers, click the link!

LGBTQ Minor Courses

Below, you’ll find a list of the course descriptions for all those courses currently offered that count towards the minor!

WMST 2100 Fundamental Concepts in LGBTQ Studies
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts, theories, and texts central to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience: definitions of sex, gender, sexuality, sexual orientation; queer theory; intersections of sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, and class; study of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) politics, communities, identities, and new social movements; representations of gender and sexuality in popular culture, religion, arts, literature, and visual culture; examination of different disciplinary and methodological approaches. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3213 Anthropology of Language, Sex, and Gender
3 hours; 3 credits 

Language, as a human universal, is uniquely available for defining, maintaining, and enacting the cultural categories of gender and sexual orientation. This course offers a cross-cultural perspective on the relationships between language and gender, which helps us understand both how we use language in gender-specific ways and how gender is enacted through language practices. This course is the same as Anthropology 3310 [19.5]. 

Prerequisite: Anthropology *1001 [1] or Women Studies 1001 [12]. 

WMST 3405 Women’s Sexualities
3 hours; 3 credits

Interdisciplinary study of women’s sexualities, women’s lives and strategies of lesbian survival, bisexual and transgendered people’s survival, primarily in male dominated societies. Struggle for lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered self-expression in historical and cultural context. Past and present views of women’s sexualities. Interrelationship of feminist, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered movements. Materials drawn from history, psychology, sociology, literature, and the arts. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

WMST 3354 Politics and Sexuality
3 hours; 3 credits 

Examination of the theory and practice of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender politics in the US including: the many ways the state regulates sexuality and gender through law and policy; the emergence of modern civil rights movements of sexual minorities, and brings in several theoretical approaches including queer theory, Black queer studies, and transgender studies. This course is the same as Political Science 3442 [78.5]. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

WMST 3330 Queer Politics in Modern America
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts and theories of the political, social, and cultural construction of sexuality. Investigation of the intersection of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and class as forms of power and identification in America. Diverse social movements that have been built around issues of sexualities in the 20th and 21st centuries. This course is the same as Political Science 3155 [35]. 

Prerequisite or core-requisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 12 or English 1010 [1] or English *1012 [2] or permission of the coordinator.

WMST 3353 The Politics of Masculinities
3 hours; 3 credits 

Concepts and theories of the political, social, and cultural construction of masculinity/masculinities and femininity/femininities. The investigation of the intersection of gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and class as forms of power and identification in the lives of American men. Exploration of the variations in men’s experiences across racial/ethnic, class, and sexual lines. This course is the same as Political Science 3153 [34]. 

Prerequisite or core-requisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or English 1010 [1] or English *1012 [2] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3238 History of Sexuality in the Americas
3 hours; 3 credits 

Sexuality in practice and thought in North and South America since colonial times. Surveys continuities, commonalities and differences from cultural, geographic and temporal perspectives, looking at the effects of major social movements including nationalism, industrialization and globalization. Uses secondary sources and a wide variety of primary sources from Inquisition documents to Flapper films. Students explore the topic both through theory and careful historical contextualization. This course is the same as History 3328 [30.31]. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 3436 Global Perspectives on LGBTIQ Sexualities
3 hours; 3 credits 

Global perspectives on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) sexualities and genders; study of the LGBTIQ global movement for human rights; consideration of global sexualities and genders in relation to the Western sex/gender system; changing theoretical frameworks in the investigation of global LGBTIQ sexualities and genders. 

Prerequisite: Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3] or Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the coordinator. 

WMST 4404 Community Internship in LGBTQ Institutions
6 conferences and independent work; 3 credits 

In-depth experience in a working/learning supervised internship in an approved lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) community organization or organization with an LGBTQ or sexual rights project; conferences with instructor; report or term project; students are encouraged to meet with instructor one term prior to registration to discuss and arrange placement. 

Prerequisite: Women’s Studies 1001 [12] or permission of the program coordinator. 

CLAS 4032 Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome
3 classroom hours plus conference and independent research; 4 credits 

An exploration into the ways in which individual sexual experience was categorized and evaluated by society in the ancient world, with special attention to questions of gender role, sexual orientation, and the intersection of the personal and the political. Evidence from such literary and nonliterary sources as lyric poetry, epigram, drama, oratory, history, philosophy, epigraphy, and the visual arts. Emphasis on research methodologies. (Not open to students who have completed Classics [14] or [62.3].) 

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2] and at least sophomore standing; or permission of the chairperson. 

ENGL 4110 Queer Literary Studies
3 hours; 3 credits 

Introduction to the theory and practice of queer literary studies. Focused examination of relevant literary texts from one or more historical and/or national tradition, as well as other genres and media. 

Prerequisite: English 1012 [2] or 2.7; one advanced English elective, or permission of the chairperson. 

HNSC #2181 Human Sexuality
3 hours; 3 credits 

Development of awareness and understanding of one’s sexuality. Differences in sexual expression. Relationship between sexuality and health. Effect of sterility, infertility, contraception, and abortion on the individual and on sexual responsibility. 

Prerequisite: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100 [6.1]. 

WMST 4401 Interdisciplinary Project
Minimum of 9 hours conference and independent work; 3 credits 

Independent or group project approved by a faculty committee. The project must involve more than one department in the college. Achievement evaluated by the participating faculty. Students may repeat the course once, but may not repeat topics. 

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; and Women’s Studies 1001 [12]; and three electives from those listed under program requirements; and permission of the program coordinator and at least one sponsoring faculty member. 

WMST 4410W Senior Seminar
3 hours; 3 credits 

Required advanced seminar to study interdisciplinary theory and methodology applied to a selected theme. Colloquia and research and/or fieldwork. Senior thesis written individually or collectively. A student completing the course with distinction is recommended for honors. (Not open to students who have completed Humanities 83.1 or Social Science Interdisciplinary Studies 83.1.) Writing intensive course. 

Prerequisites: English *1012 [2]; and Women’s Studies 1001 [12]; and at least two courses in Women’s Studies approved by the program coordinator.