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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 274 - Sex, Gender, and Critical Theory

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Study of the critical debates in the construction of gender and sexualty, and how these debates have shaped, and been shaped by contemporary feminist and queer theory. This course will familiarize students with a range of critical theories that have transformed the study of sexuality and gender in recent decades-psychoanalysis, structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction and postmodernism. We will read key figures in theories of sex and gender, including Judith Butler, Michel Foucault, and Gayle Rubin.

Prerequisite: ENG 120  or ENG 121  for majors; for non-majors, ENG 120 ENG 121 , GWS 111  or any course in the study of literature in another language department.
Note: Plus-2 option available.
Instructor: Geller