EDE 440: LGBTQ Issues in Education and Human Development
Addresses current issues related to the education and developmental needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer students in K-12 schools and in higher education. Examines heterosexism, gender oppression, and homophobia in schools, and analyzes schools as sites for transforming or transmitting cultural values/norms related to gender and sexuality. Explores historical, legal, social and political trends that have an impact on schools’ ability to address these issues and examines connections and intersections among heterosexism, gender oppression, homophobia, sexism and racism in schools, with a focus on specific concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students, parents, and educators in the educational setting.  To be taught every other Fall (2010, 2012, etc.).

EDU 528:  Advanced Seminar in Curriculum Pedagogy: Gender and Education

With each offering, this course focuses on a different topic within the areas of curriculum and pedagogy, examining issues and results from the relevant literature. The goal of this course is to enable doctoral students with an interest in issues related to curriculum and pedagogy to deepen their understanding of these areas as they prepare for doing independent research.  Taught most Falls.

Courses with LGBTQ-content at Warner:

ED 427:  Diversity and Equity in Higher Education

Examines the educational history of non-dominant populations. Critical race theory will be used to explore the institution of higher education. While race and gender are broad topics, these issues will be complicated with those of class, disability, power, and our role in the power structure. Critical multiculturalism provides the basis for transformation in higher education.  Taught every Spring.

EDU 442:  Race, Class, Gender and Disability in American Education

Prepares educators to understand diversity issues, with the ultimate goal of eliminating existing practices of exclusion and inequality in schools and society. Surveys and critically analyzes literature on diversity, and encourages students to examine their own positions of identity, including race and ethnicity, class, gender and sexual orientation, language, religious belief, age, and ability, and the consequences of these identity positions on teaching and learning in diverse settings.  Taught every Fall, Spring, and Summer B

EDU 470:  Multicultural Perspectives in Counseling

Addresses issues of culture, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, age, and social class in relation to current counseling theory and practice. Students examine their own cultural identities and values and how these may impact their work as counselors serving diverse populations. Issues include recognition/acceptance of diversity; knowledge of multicultural issues and concepts; knowledge of specific cultural and racial/ethnic groups; personal, institutional, sociopolitical responses to diversity; and communication and counseling skills for diverse populations.  Taught every Spring and Summer A.

Courses outside of Warner that are LGBTQ Studies Courses or have LGBTQ content:

WST103 (LIN103):  Language & Sexuality

This course will investigate various aspects of language as used by members of sexual minority groups, focusing on language of and about gay men and lesbians, including “reclaimed epithets” (e.g., ‘dyke’ and ‘queer’), gender vs. sexuality vs. sex, and the role of language in creating/maintaining sexual categories and identities. Taught every other Fall.

WST 221 (AH 310):  Representing Differences

The question of difference will be approached in this seminar through the narrow lens of what has come to be called “queer theory”.  We will read a select number of foundational texts, including Foucault’s History of Sexuality and Freud’s Three Essays, which will lay the groundwork for analysis of recent theorists working within the domains of psychoanalysis and new historicism.  A central question for the seminar will be: How do these theories function politically? How do they work with and/or against a politics of rights? Students will lead seminar discussion on theoretical texts of their choosing. Taught every other Fall.

AH 281:  Art & the City – NY in the 70’s

The recession & fiscal crisis of the 1970s was paradoxically a highly productive period of artistic experimentation in New York City. In the wake of the transforming art movements of the 1960s–Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art–the 1970s saw the invention of new and hybrid media: video art, performance art, & site-specific installation works. By the end of the decade a new group of artists that came to be known as the Pictures Generation began showing in alternative spaces such as Artists Space. In this seminar we will study how the de-industrialization of New York contributed to new kinds of art making & examine how art works take the city as their subject. Among the artists we will consider are Bernd & Hilla Becher, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joan Jonas, Peter Hujar, Danny Lyon, Cindy Sherman, and Thomas Struth. Avant-garde film also took the city as its subject; the course will include the work such film & video-makers as Dara Birnbaum, Ernie Gehr, Peter Hutton, Babette Mangotle, and Charles Simonds. Taught every other Fall.

AH 350:  Topics of Contemporary Art and Criticism: Warhol

As the most famous artist of the second half of the twentieth century, Warhol has been the subject of a growing literature that expands upon art history and criticism to encompass queer theory and cultural studies. But the most important shift in Warhol¿s reception has been brought about by the restoration and return to circulation of his prolific film output from the years 1963-69. The films will be the main focus of this course, but we will also consider Warhol¿s early work as a fashion illustrator, his entrepreneurship at the Factory, his voracious collecting, and of course, his paintings. We will read Warhol¿s writings, including A a Novel, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol, and Popism; and we will examine new approaches to Warhol and ask how they illuminate not only the art but also such issues as consumption, publicity, visibility, celebrity, sexuality, identity, and selfhood.  Taught every other Fall.

WST 271 (GER 220): Sexuality and Gender – 18th Century Representation

This course explores 18th century conceptions/constructions of the body, sexuality, and gender as manifest in medical papers, handbooks, aesthetic essays, and literary works to include Lessing’s Laocoon and Philotas, Fielding’s The Female Husband, Defoe’s Moll Flanders, Cleland’s Fanny Hill,de Sade’s Justine, Goethe’s Gotz von Berlichingen,Kleist’s Holy Caecilia and Puppet Theater, Diderot’s The Nun,Shelley’s Frankenstein. additional theoretical readings include: Foucault,Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Gilman,Habermas, Cassirer, Todorov, Laqueur, and G.S. Rousseau Clusters: H1WST002 Gender, Culture & representation

WST 272/GER 272 Gender & Sexuality in the 20th Century

This course will examine literary, artistic, and theoretical representations of gender and sexuality as they have  changed in the course of the 20th Century. The focus will be on texts from Western Europe and the US, but we will also consider other perspectives. From the New Woman to French Feminists and transnational feminism, from homophile societies to “queer nation” and gay marriage, from Sigmund Freud to Michel Foucault and Judith Butler, we will explore the contested and politically charged debates around gender and sexuality that have shaped our views of identity over the last century. 

WST 373/473 (HIS 373):  Sex and Gender in the American City

This course will explore the role of gender and sexuality in American cities from the nineteenth century to the present. Through intensive reading and a research paper we will explore how gender and sexuality shaped the urban environment in the arenas of labor, politics, everyday life, and the built environment. We will also examine how the structures and cultures of American cities prescribed normative gender and sex roles on urban residents.

WST 206:  Feminism, Gender and Health

Feminism, Gender, and Health considers how theories of gender, social organization, and biological sex shape the questions asked and explanations and interventions offered in the areas of health, disease,and well-being. We examine the effects of gender, social class, and race in mediating health effects, with particular emphasis on women’s health. Some issues examined will include the life cycle and transitions, collective and individual trauma, access to health services, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and longevity.

 WST 260:  Race and Gender in Popular Film

This course explores Hollywood’s fascination with race and gender as social issues and as spectacles. In particular, we will focus on the ways that social difference have become the sites of conflicted narrative and visual interactions in our films. To examine competing representations of racial difference and sexual difference in US culture, we analyze popular films from the 1950’s to the present.

 WST 266:  Psychology of Gender

Exploration of the ways males and females differ in interaction, theories of development of sex differences, consequences for social change.

WST 210 – LGBTQ Experiences in American History

This is a survey of the origins, development, and current status of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer reform and liberation movements, cultures, and communities in the United States during the last two centuries, with particular emphasis on the last 65 years. The course concerns the communities, organizations, and resistance movements created by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and queer peoples from diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds.