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2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

AMS 212 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues General Education Requirement. This course meets the Diversity Requirement.

Examine the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviors, orientations, identities, communities, and issues from a trans-historical, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspective with special emphasis on LGBT culture in the United States. Study the history of human sexuality and gender identity/expression; cultural and social constructions of sexuality and gender; representations of LGBT experience in textual and visual media; legal rights and restrictions; current events and socio-political issues of current interest; methods of queer theory/queer studies; and advocacy, activism and change.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offered as GSS 212  and SOC 212 ; credit is given for only one of the following: AMS 212, GSS 212  or SOC 212 .

Course Outcomes
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 4 Personal Wellness Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking