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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  Jan 18, 2018
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

GSST 001. Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies

This interdisciplinary core course provides an introduction to key concepts, questions, and analytical tools developed by scholars of gender and sexuality studies. Through this course, you will become familiar with key contemporary debates in the field, as well as the historical formation of these debates. Substantial attention will be paid to the development and application of queer theory within the history of the field, including discussion of social construction of gender identities and expressions, as well as LGBTQ identities, texts, theories, and issues. Course materials will include "classic" and contemporary gender and sexuality studies scholarship from a variety of disciplines. We will explore gender and sexuality in relation to topics such as media representation, embodiment, economics, health and reproduction, technology, activism, social movements, and violence. Required course for GSST minors and special majors.
Required course for GSST minors and special majors.
1 credit.
Eligible for GSST
Fall 2017. Meirosu.
Fall 2018. Meirosu.
Fall 2019. Meirosu.
Catalog chapter: Gender and Sexuality Studies  
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