WS 505 (5SY) - Survey in Women's Studies

Survey: Transgender Rights

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: 16018
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.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Joelle Ryan

Times & Locations

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

Course Description: 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, non-binary 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. Work for the course will consist of a midterm essay exam, presentations, creation of a class-wide zine, a final research essay and discussion board posts, along with weekly classes.