WGST 3352 Transgender Theories and Politics

4 hours; 4 credits

Study of transgender as an identity, as sets of practices, as social movements, as interventions in gender studies and queer theory. Theoretical overview of key early texts in gender theory. Subsequent readings on social and legal constructions of sex in the United States and internationally and on social and political movements for transgender rights and gender self-determination. Examination of trans as both as a particular kind of claim for gender recognition and as a move away from norms organized around the gender binary. This course is the same as Political Science 3446 and Sociology 3446.

Prerequisite: One of the following courses: Political Science *1001[1.5], 1002[1.7], 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006, Core Curriculum 1230 [2.3], Sociology 1101, Women?s and Gender Studies 1001.


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