Jun 16, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

ANTH 2800 Introduction to Transgender Studies


This course provides a general introduction to the emerging, multidisciplinary field of transgender studies. Adopting a holistic framework that views the development of gender identity and expression as a complex dialogue between biology and culture, it challenges the hegemonic artifice of a “natural” binary opposition between female/male & woman/man. Citing current, historical and cross-cultural examples of individuals and communities who destabilize prevailing sex/gender norms the course critiques how societies react to the presence of “other” gender identities, embodiments and expressions. The course also reviews the recent increase in trans-visibility and advocacy, and the ensuing challenges to legal, medical and social norms and attitudes predicated on the existence of only two kinds of gendered persons. Prerequisite(s): Must complete 18 Credits of area 1-3 before being able to register for area 4.
Credits: 3.0