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: Core Studies 3 or Core Curriculum 1230, or any Political Science course in the 1000-level range, or Women?s and Gender Studies 1001 or Sociology 1101 or permission of the Chairperson, or English 1010 or equivalent, or permission of department.
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