LGBT 0002. Queer (LGBTIQ) Film History

Units: 3
Formerly known as HUM 26
Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 activity)
Historical representations of queer sexualities in mainstream commercial cinema, as well as underground and independent films, from the silent era to the present. Examines theoretical approaches to the study of queer cinema, the way social attitudes shape cultural representation, and the relationship between audience interpretation and filmmakers' intentions. (CSU, UC)

WMST 0002. Introduction to LGBT Studies/Queer Theory

Units: 3
Also known as LGBT 1
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
A broad and general exploration of Queer Theory as an historical consequence of Feminism and Gay and Lesbian Studies. Emphasis on theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of Queer Theory, Social Construction versus Essentialism, Postmodernist theory, politics, LGBT Studies and Queer Culture. Examines LGBTQ issues from bio-medical, sociological, political, racial and sexual perspectives. (CSU, UC)