LGBTQA Course Offerings

Queer Studies Minor brought to you by The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies 

Interested in courses that examine LGBTQ topics, history, and culture from a queer perspective?  The new Queer Studies minor is organized around the insight that sexuality is at the center of the human experience, from the formation of the individual to the organization of diverse societies.  Our courses examine the significance of same-sex desire or cross-gender identification throughout history, and across a variety of global cultures.

Want to declare the minor, or have questions about it?  The minor can be declared starting in Spring 2012.   Contact Professor Stephanie Hsu at shsu@pace.edu,  or just drop by the WGS office in Room 1502, 41 Park Row.  But before then, you can register for some of the classes below.  We will be adding more courses to this list each semester, so keep an eye out for new offerings.  Talk to Dr. Reagin or Stephanie Hsu if you want to substitute another course you’ve taken for something on this list.

See Spring 2015 course offerings below!

 

 

 

 

Queer Studies is a fifteen credit minor. 

 

 

Choose fifteen credits of courses from the list below:

 

WS 196Q      Introduction to Queer Studies

WS 250         Queer-Stories

WS 268         Men and Masculinities

WS 269         Dealing with Difference: Lesbians in Literature and Film

WS 270         Historical and Modern Sexual Revolutions

WS 296A     Queer Cinema

WS 296L      Queer Theory

WS 296S     Dress, Desire, and Gesture

WS 296U     Transgender Studies

WS 296W     The Gay Male Experience  

INT 297Q    Queer Cultures

INT 297J    Performing Identities

ITA 154T   Gender and Sexuality, Italian Style

LIT 345       Literatures of Diversity

ANT 296T   Sexuality and Nation Building

PSY 234       Human Sexual Behavior

BIO 115       Human Sexuality

 

 

When you are choosing your fifteen credits from the list above, please remember that:

 

At least ONE of your courses must come from this list of introductory courses:

 

WS 196Q      Introduction to Queer Studies

WS 250         Queer-Stories

WS 269         Lesbians in Literature and Film

WS 296W     The Gay Male Experience  

INT 297Q    Queer Cultures

 

AND at least ONE of your courses must come from this list of more advanced courses:

 

WS 296L      Queer Theory         

WS 296A     Queer Cinema        

Or an upper-division queer studies class approved by the WGS chair as a substitute

 

 

For more information on the Queer Studies minor, or to declare it, please contact

Professor Stephanie Hsu shsu@pace.edu

Spring 2015 New York City Course Offerings

 

 

Spring 2014 New York City Course Offerings

Fall 2013 New York City Course Offerings

 

Spring 2013 Course Offerings

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Fall 2011 New York City Course Offerings

73405 WS 196Q Introduction to Queer Studies

This course incorporates history, sociology, political science, economics, psychology, geography, and theory in order to understand and appreciate the queer experience. The course begins with an overview of important historical periods from Ancient Greece through the Stonewall Uprisings (1969) to the modern movements and issues. We will explore the theoretical positions of sexologists, scientists, physicians, and psychologists and their attempts to define gender and sexual variation. Other topics include same-sex marriage and families, the creation of local communities, political propositions, "outing," religious identities, and homo-economics. Methodology includes lectures, films, class discussion, and visits to archives, the LGBT Center and points of historical interest.

71941 WS 266 Gender, Race and Class

This course examines the interdependence of the categories gender, race and class in world history and literature, in recent cultural theory, and in contemporary lives. It considers both cultural and political conflicts that arise from the postcolonial global landscape and the oppression of marginalized peoples and analyzes how gender, race, and class roles are constructed, negotiated, and manipulated through literature and other media.

71158 WS 268Men and Masculinities

What does it mean to "be a man"? This course examines men and masculinity in the light of contemporary gender theories and will discuss men's relations to violence, culture, the family, sexuality, the women's movement, and each other.

70877 WS 270 Historical and Modern Sexual Revolutions

Changes in sexuality during the 1960's are referred to as the "sexual revolution." Using literature, historical texts and films, this course will examine sexual revolutions in a variety of cultures from prehistory to the present, with special emphasis on how they influence sexual values and practices in our culture today.

73399 WS 296U Transgender Studies, NYC

Transgender Studies charts a dynamic yet underexplored field within the history and culture of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) movement in the U.S. This course examines the growing set of identities and practices organized under the heading of "trans": androgyny; cross-dressing and drag; two-spirit or third gender concepts; transsexualism and in some cases, intersex; and more. We will be studying novels and autobiographical writings; readings in queer theory, psychoanalysis, and sociology; and documentary and narrative film.

Women in Jeopardy, NYC

Students in this course will read four powerful and tragic novels by women of the 20th century, each from a different generation and social milieu. The novels will be discussed in class from feminist and literary perspectives.

Women and Film: Past and Present, NYC

This course provides an introduction to the variety of issues involved in study of women in film. The class focuses both on representations of women in film and films made by women. Each two-week segment of the course will pair two films from different historical eras: these films will be discussed in relationship to changing issues in feminist film theory and the changes in representation over time. Themes to be discussed include: the fetishization of the female image, female directors in the Hollywood industry, the relationship between representations of race and gender, the female action hero, and the “femme fatale”.

 

Fall 2011

Westchester Courses

71653 WS 266Gender, Race and Class

This course examines the interdependence of the categories gender, race and class in world history and literature, in recent cultural theory, and in contemporary lives. It considers both cultural and political conflicts that arise from the postcolonial global landscape and the oppression of marginalized peoples and analyzes how gender, race, and class roles are constructed, negotiated, and manipulated through literature and other media.

Women and Film: Past and Present

This course provides an introduction to the variety of issues involved in study of women in film. The class focuses both on representations of women in film and films made by women. Each two-week segment of the course will pair two films from different historical eras: these films will be discussed in relationship to changing issues in feminist film theory and the changes in representation over time. Themes to be discussed include: the fetishization of the female image, female directors in the Hollywood industry, the relationship between representations of race and gender, the female action hero, and the “femme fatale”.

73172 WS 268 Men and Masculinities

What does it mean to "be a man"? This course examines men and masculinity in the light of contemporary gender theories and will discuss men's relations to violence, culture, the family, sexuality, the women's movement, and each other.

73173 WS 270 Historical and Modern Sexual Revolutions

Changes in sexuality during the 1960's are referred to as the "sexual revolution." Using literature, historical texts and films, this course will examine sexual revolutions in a variety of cultures from prehistory to the present, with special emphasis on how they influence sexual values and practices in our culture today.

Spring 2011

New York Courses

Gender, Race and Class WS266

This course examines the interdependence of the categories gender, race and class in world history and literature, in recent cultural theory, and in contemporary lives. It considers both cultural and political conflicts that arise from the postcolonial global landscape and the oppression of marginalized peoples and analyzes how gender, race, and class roles are constructed, negotiated, and manipulated through literature and other media.

Queer Cinema

A key concern of the course will be to explore issues important to both queer theory and the study of film, including questions of desire, identification, representation, spectatorship, cultural appropriation, and performativity. The course will also compare queer theory to other (e.g., African American and post-colonial) politically motivated inquiries.

Men and Masculinities WS268

What does it mean to "be a man"? This course examines men and masculinity in the light of contemporary gender theories and will discuss men's relations to violence, culture, the family, sexuality, the women's movement, and each other.

Dealing with Difference: Lesbians in Literature and Film

This course introduces students to a broad range of lesbian-identified literature and film. Because of difficulties in defining what constitutes lesbianism prior to 1860, the course will take a social constructionist perspective and will focus on literature written after 1900. Structured historically, the course will cover many genres-- novels, short story, plays, films, popular culture, and poetry.

Women and Film: Past and Present

This course provides an introduction to the variety of issues involved in study of women in film. The class focuses both on representations of women in film and films made by women. Each two-week segment of the course will pair two films from different historical eras: these films will be discussed in relationship to changing issues in feminist film theory and the changes in representation over time. Themes to be discussed include: the fetishization of the female image, female directors in the Hollywood industry, the relationship between representations of race and gender, the female action hero, and the “femme fatale”

Women in Jeopardy WS271

Students in this course will read four powerful and tragic novels by women of the 20th century, each from a different generation and social milieu. The novels will be discussed in class from feminist and literary perspectives.

Historical and Modern Sexual Revolutions WS270

Changes in sexuality during the 1960's are referred to as the "sexual revolution." Using literature, historical texts and films, this course will examine sexual revolutions in a variety of cultures from prehistory to the present, with special emphasis on how they influence sexual values and practices in our culture today.

Literatures of Diversity LIT345

A study of important works of authors with diverse class, racial, ethnic, and sexual identities.