Spring 2023
CRN: 13800
HIST 3310 - Queer History

Queer History uses the lens of queer theory to examine aspects of human sexuality and gender presentation that have been considered deviant or abnormal in different time periods and cultures across the globe over the last 3,500 years. Through a study of how societies categorize normative sexuality, we can reach a better understanding of how attitudes towards sex and gender roles shape the basic structures of human life. While the course will particularly focus on the treatment of same-sex relationships through history, we will also discuss a variety of other marginal sexual identities and behaviors including transgendered individuals, third-genders, prostitution, religious celibacy, and polygamy. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category.

Additional Information

Campus: Main
Schedule Type: Lecture
Instructional Method: Traditional
Attribute: Diversity & Inclusion SLO           Global Awareness SLO           Global Perspectives           Oral&Digital Communication SLO

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
This course is restricted to the following level:

Instructor(s): Strong, Anise K (Primary)
Fragala, Justin R

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