Courses Spring 2012
ANT 481/581: Language, Gender and the Body, Robin Conley
This main aim of this class is to get you thinking analytically about sex, gender, language, and bodies, and to recognize the linkages among them. You will learn facts, tools and theories that will allow you to think critically and responsibly about the variety of gender and sexual identities that exist in the world, and specifically how language and bodily composition and behavior are linked to the creation and valuation of these identities.
CL 320: Love and Friendship in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature, Christina Franzen
Taught in English, a literary survey of ancient Greco-Roman love and friendship as shaped by family, marriage, religion, philosophy and politics. Ancient and modern texts read. (PR: ENG 101 or YGS 161)
ENG 481/581: Queer Theory, Alan Gravano
This course will cover terms, concepts, and writers central to the elaboration of queer theory. We will read some of the works that have come to be framed by the rubric of queer theory, including but not limited to those works by Michel Foucault, Michael Warner, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, and Judith Halberstam.
HST 407/507: History of Sexuality in the United States, Greta Rensenbrink
Examines the history of sexuality in North America in the context of cultural, legal, economic, political and social history from the 16th century to the present.
PHL 340: Philosophy of Sexual Orientation and Gender, Jeremy Barris
We’ll be exploring the nature, limitations, and truth of our concepts of sexuality and gender, how those two families of concepts interact with each other, and what they mean for our lives.