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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL.Q 143 - Queer Identities

(PEQ English/Literature) Queer Identities introduces students to literature from a wide range of orientation perspectives often referenced collectively as queer: lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and intersexed among them. Distinguishing among queer identities is important not only to appreciate the individual richness of experience and varying perspectives each offers, but also to understand the unique challenges each group faces both from a mainstream straight culture as well as between and within queer communities themselves. The belief that sex, gender, and even orientation are binary and oppositional still dominates contemporary American culture. The literature to be studied deconstructs such normative binary categories and demonstrates the variety of orientation identities and the fluid aspects of sex, gender, and orientation as perceived by a significant segment of society. Course Codes: BR.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BR. Term offering cycle: Variable. Typical yearly cycle: Irregular offering.

Credits: 3

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