SOCY 3446 Transgender Theories and Politics

4 hours; 4 credits

Study of transgender identities, sets of practices, social movements, and 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 Women?s and Gender Studies 3352 and Political Science 3446.

Prerequisite: Political Science 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006 or Core Curriculum 1230 or Women?s and Gender Studies 1001 or Sociology 1101 or permission of the chairperson.

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