Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/21/2020||5/4/2020||M||2:10pm - 5:00pm||HS 126|
This course is an introduction to transgender identities, history, and politics in the United States. Through readings, films, guest speakers, discussions and small group activities, we will explore the diversity and complexity of transgender, genderqueer and gender-nonconforming people’s lived experiences in our society. Specific topics we will examine include: trans autobiographies; critical trans politics and activism; trans intersections with race and racism; trans images in the media; trans people and celebrity; hate crimes; transgender youth; non-binary identities and transfeminism. Authors we read will include: Janet Mock, Susan Stryker, Jazz Jennings and Big Freedia. Work for the course will consist of a midterm essay exam, presentations, a longer research essay and making a class-wide zine.