WGS 3380 Queering Italian American Gender Identities & Experiences

This interdisciplinary course provides multiple perspectives on what it means and has meant to be an Italian American. "Queering" refers to complicating the intersections of sex, gender, sexuality, and race. How we experience life depends on our identities. The course will include the voices of Italian American women, men, and trans people as expressed in memoir, history, case studies, and interviews. Themes and topics of the course include sex-role socialization, stereotypes, the family, religion, social networks, gender and gender identity, sexuality issues, racial issues, feminism, film and popular culture, Italian Diaspora, and immigrant experiences. This is a writing intensive course.
Credits: 3.0

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