Oct 01, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GWS 295-01 - Special Topic: Readings in Transgender Studies

4 credits (Fall)
This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Transgender Studies, with an emphasis on recent work. By examining scholarly texts along with activist writings and selections from popular culture, students will gain an understanding of major issues and debates in trans politics. We will especially consider the dramatic surge in popular attention to trans issues in recent years (including in news media, film, and television), and ask how to evaluate this growing visibility in light of ongoing structures of power and oppression. To this end, this course will emphasize how trans critics have engaged issues like the politics of race, neoliberalism, nonprofitization, and incarceration.

Prerequisite: GWS 111 .
Instructor: Lewis