WS 505 (1SY) - Survey in Women's Studies

Survey/Queer Cinema

Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   25  
CRN: 11637
In-depth study of topics not covered in regular course offerings. The course explores the breadth and depth of Women's Studies from a historical perspective. In order to understand Women's Studies currently, students look at the historical foundations that contribute social, political, and economic influences on the topics. Barring duplication of topic, may be repeated for credit.
Section Comments: Additional Information: Survey in Women's Studies: Queer Cinema
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 W 2:10pm - 5:00pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

This course will be a survey of U.S. narrative and documentary films featuring LGBTQ+ themes from the 1940s through the present.  We will utilize critical race, feminist, queer and trans theories to analyze these films and place them in a historical, socio-cultural and political context.  Attention will be paid to intersecting identities such as ethnicity, class, dis/ability, age, weight/appearance and religion to gain a complex understanding of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and the struggles and issues they have faced in the past 80 years, including: coming out and coming of age; identity politics and LGBTQ+ activisms; historical and contemporary discrimination; race and racism; queering the film canon; and sexual expression.  Work for the course will include readings, film screenings, discussion posts, a midterm essay, the production of a class-wide zine and a final research essay on the queer/trans film(s) of the student’s choosing.