2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HIST 370 - Stonewall to the Supreme Court: Queer Histories in America

Credits: Three (3)
What does it mean, and has it meant, to be queer in America? This course examines the histories of gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and non-binary identifying people in the United States. Students will examine how our understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality has changed over the last century, and the impact that capitalism and nationalism have had on these definitions, and on the lives of queer-identifying people. This course takes an intersectional approach, asking how age, class, (dis)ability, gender, ethnicity and race all effect our understandings of queer identity. It places particular emphasis on the struggles of queer people to obtain equal rights, from the Stonewall riots to the landmark 2016 Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court ruling, which declared that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.[M; W; S]
General Education Area: Social Science