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GNDR 1071 - Introduction to GLBT Studies

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course familiarizes students with the debates and history surrounding sexual orientation, identity, and experience, particularly recent court decisions on the GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) community. Students will learn the factors that frame social, cultural, and political discourses on GLBT topics and develop a deeper understanding of how the GLBT community is portrayed in the popular media. Students of all genders and sexual orientations are welcome.
MnTC Goals
5 History/Social/Behavioral Science, 7 Human Diversity

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Cultural Discourses on GLBT Topics (60-70% of course) –Social Issues –Political Issues –Global Issues –Legal Issues –Popular Media
  2. Defining the GLBT Community (10-20% of course) –Gay –Lesbian –Bisexual –Transgendered
  3. History/Theories of the GLBT Community (20-30% of course) –Sexual Orientation –Identity –Experience(s)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. describe the theoretical debates and history surrounding sexual orientation, identity, and experience.
  2. demonstrate an understanding of some of the long-term debates behind recent landmark events in GLBT history.
  3. demonstrate an understanding of potential long-term consequences and effects of these recent events.
  4. analyze the differences between historical and contemporary definitions of gay, lesbian,bisexual, transgendered, and queer.
  5. analyze the key features of GLBT communities around the globe.
  6. evaluate the implications of the portrayal of the GLBT community in the popular media.
  7. identify the factors that frame social, cultural, and political discourses on GLBT topics.


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