Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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IGS717 Politics of Gender and Sexuality

[3–0, 3 cr.]

The course seeks to describe and analyze how gender constructions as well as sexual practices are integral to the functioning of politics, economies, and societies. The course grounds analyses in key theories about gender and sexuality and use literature from a broad range of countries and disciplines. Through uncovering the critical functions played by gender and sexuality, students will be able to counter narratives that seek to keep hidden and uncontested understandings about gender and sexuality. The course includes significant reading as well as a variety of writing assignments. Active discussion is expected.