Course Description

ONLINE: This course will focus on the emergence of the gay community in 20th-century American culture, examining the ways gay culture developed from a collection of men and women hiding their lives in fear to a post-Stonewall liberation culture of increased visibility. We will look at how LGBTQ identity developed in the 20th century by exploring the intersection of science, religion, popular culture, politics and urbanization. Because the experiences of LGBTQ individuals are so varied, we will use a variety of media to discern patterns and connections within this diverse community. This course is designed to be an introduction to the study of LGBTQ culture. All students, regardless of their lived experiences, are invited to participate in the discussion of where this community has been, and where it is headed in the 21st century. | Facilitated discussion.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Modern Gay America: How We Got Here
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 14, 2022 to Nov 16, 2022
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Contact Hours
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: We will be using a variety of online articles and one textbook. For those interested, the instructor will provide additional readings.

Required reading:
Vicki Eaklor, "Queer America" (9781595586360)

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