The Lavender Screen (3)
This course analyzes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
portrayals in fiction films from World War II to the end of the
twentieth century. From exploitation to celebration, these
cinematic representations are examined and critiqued within
their filmic styles and genres against the backdrop of the LGBT
Civil Rights Movement.
Instructional Method: Online.
Controversies in Love and Sex (3)
This course explores fundamental controversies about sex and
love from a theoretical perspective. Readings focus on
historical and contemporary discussions and depictions of love
and sex, including sexual acts, identities, and bodies. Topics
include sexual practices, pleasure, "romantic" love, race,
racism, marriage, pornography, and sex work. Students should be
prepared to approach the material with an open mind.