African American Studies (AF AMER)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M141. African American Women's History

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M141.) Lecture, four hours. Historical examination of black women's experiences in U.S. from antebellum era to present. By situating black women's experiences within major historical transitions in American history, exploration of key themes, including gender formation, sexuality, labor and class, collective action, gender and sexual violence, reproduction, and role of law. How have intersecting forms of oppression impacted black women's historical lives? How is difference constructed through interrelated and overlapping ideologies of race and gender? How do historians uncover black women's historical lives and what are challenges to such discoveries? Examination of black women's individual and collective struggles for freedom from racism, sexism, and heteropatriarchy, as well as black women's participation in and challenge to social movements, including suffrage, women's liberation, civil rights, and black power. Investigation of black women's intellectual history, including their cultural productions. Letter grading.

  • M142. Race, Gender, and Punishment

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M142.) Seminar, four hours. Interdisciplinary examination of historical and contemporary development of modern prison industrial complex in U.S., with attention to impact of prison industrial complex on immigrants, including undocumented residents, homeless populations, women, African Americans, and transgender nonconforming and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Why does U.S. have largest prison population in world? What historical conditions and ideologies gave rise to this massive explosion in U.S. prisoner population? What policies have fueled mass imprisonment? Who is imprisoned? How have politicians used imprisonment as response to economic transformations and perceived social disorders? How is current crisis analogous to or distinct from regimes of racialized punishment in prior historical moments? Letter grading.

  • Asian American Studies (ASIA AM)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M191F. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M191C.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in Asian American literature. Topics may include genres (autobiography, novel, poetry, short fiction, or drama); specific nationalities within Asian American community; themes of transnational migration; cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, or interracial negotiation; and gender and queer politics. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Chicana and Chicano Studies (CHICANO)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M105C. Chicana/Chicano Literature since el Movimiento, 1970s to Present

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M105C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Chicana/Chicano literature since 1970s, with particular emphasis on how queer and feminist activism as well as Central and South American migration have shaped 21st-century chicanidad. Oral, written, and graphic fiction, poetry, and drama by writers including John Rechy, Gloria Anzaldúa, Los Bros Hernández, Ana Castillo, and Dagoberto Gilb guide exploration of queer and feminist studies, Reagan generation, immigration debates, and emerging Latina/Latino majority. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M132. Border Consciousness

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 132.) (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M132.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Investigation through history, popular culture, and mass media of bilingual and bicultural identities produced by geographical and cultural space between Mexico and U.S. Special attention to border consciousness as site of conflict and resistance. Letter grading.

  • M133. Chicana Lesbian Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as Gender Studies M133 and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M133.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of intersection of radical First and Third World feminist politics, lesbian sexuality and its relationship to Chicana identity, representation of lesbianism in Chicana literature, meaning of "familia" in Chicana lesbian lives, and impact of Chicana lesbian theory on Chicana/Chicano studies. Letter grading.

  • M136. Censored! Art on Trial

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M136.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of censorship in visual arts, particularly art of queer Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino artists such as Alma Lopez, Ester Hernández, and Alex Donis. Other censored artists include feminist artist Yolanda López, queer artists Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, painter Christ Ofili, photographers Sally Mann and Andres Serrano, printmaker Enrique Chagoya, muralist Noni Olabisi, writer Salman Rushdie, and four performance artists--Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes--whose work was vetoed by chair of National Endowment for Arts (NEA) in 1990 after they had successfully passed through NEA's peer review process and who came to be known as NEA Four. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Graduate Courses

  • 201. Activist Scholarship and Intersectional Methodologies Seminar

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Exploration of four critical epistemologies, or schools of thought, that employ intersectional methodologies as basis for social action research--Chicana/Chicano cultural studies, Chicana feminism, queer studies, and critical legal studies. S/U or letter grading.

  • 210. Queer of Color Genealogies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Art of community-making by those multiply marginalized by categories of race, gender, class, citizenship, and gender nonconformity and disposed of normative forms of belonging. Tracking of genealogies of queer of color communities through alternative archives of desire, love, affect, memory, performance, and politics. Reading about queer of color theories and practices, with special focus on oral history, digital storytelling, and forms of social documentation methodologies. S/U or letter grading.

  • 253. Tenth Muses of Chicana Theory

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Chicana lesbian feminist theory in its multiple and historical manifestations, beginning in 17th century with early proto-feminist work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mexican nun/scholar/poet known world over as first feminist of Americas. Exploration of Sor Juana's feminist legacy in 20th-century Chicana lesbian and Chicana feminist theorists and scholars, such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherrie Moraga, Emma Pérez, Chela Sandoval, Norma Alarcón, and Alicia Arrizón. Discussion of foundational theoretical concepts such as Anzaldúa's foundational concepts of "mundo zurdo," "nepantla," "mestiza" consciousness, and "conocimiento"; Pérez's "sitio y lengua" and decolonial imaginary; Sandoval's methodology of oppressed, differential consciousness, and hermeneutics of love; and Arrizón's postcolonial queer "mestizaje." How to apply several of these theories in decolonization of one revered cultural icon, "la Virgen de Guadalupe." S/U or letter grading.

  • Disability Studies (DIS STD)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M125. Exploring Intersections of Ability and Sexuality

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M125.) Lecture, three hours. Exploration of identity as means of understanding cultural formations, dominant/nondominant power dynamics, and systems of visual representation. Intersectional approach to explore how ability and sexuality intersect, overlap, and change notions of identity. Use of scholarly texts from disability studies, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies, popular culture, performance, and film to investigate factors that shape ability and sexuality as basis for identity. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • English (ENGL)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M101A. Premodern Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105A and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature from beginning to circa 1850. Works by such writers as Sappho, Plato, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Thomas Gray may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101B. Queer Literatures and Cultures, 1850 to 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101C. Queer Literatures and Cultures after 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105C and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of cultural production, specifically literature, produced by queers after Stonewall rebellion in New York in 1969, widely regarded as origins or beginning of modern lesbian and gay rights movement in U.S. Writings and films by such authors as Andrew Holleran, Leslie Feinberg, Achy Obejas, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Cheryl Dunye, and Alison Bechdel may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101D. Studies in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M105D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Variable specialized studies course in queer literatures and cultures. Topics focus on particular problem or issue in terms of its relationship to queer cultures and writings. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105C. Chicana/Chicano Literature since el Movimiento, 1970s to Present

    Units: 5

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M105C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Chicana/Chicano literature since 1970s, with particular emphasis on how queer and feminist activism as well as Central and South American migration have shaped 21st-century chicanidad. Oral, written, and graphic fiction, poetry, and drama by writers including John Rechy, Gloria Anzaldúa, Los Bros Hernández, Ana Castillo, and Dagoberto Gilb guide exploration of queer and feminist studies, Reagan generation, immigration debates, and emerging Latina/Latino majority. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M107B. Studies in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M107B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M107B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of literary and cultural production through lens of gender and sexuality. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic and include other intersectional vectors of identity and representation such as race and ethnicity. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M126. Feminist and Queer Theory

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M126 and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M126.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Recommended: one course from 120, 121, Gender Studies 102, 103, or 104. Investigation of key concepts and debates in study of gender, sexuality, and kinship, with focus on their interrelated significance for making of culture. Readings to be interdisciplinary, with possible emphasis on impact of changing ideas of gender and sexuality on specific historical cultures. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191C. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as Asian American Studies M191F.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in Asian American literature. Topics may include genres (autobiography, novel, poetry, short fiction, or drama); specific nationalities within Asian American community; themes of transnational migration; cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, or interracial negotiation; and gender and queer politics. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191D. Topics in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M191D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191D.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191E. Topics in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as Gender Studies M191E and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191E.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Gender Studies (GENDER)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M105A. Premodern Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M101A and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature from beginning to circa 1850. Works by such writers as Sappho, Plato, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Thomas Gray may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105B. Queer Literatures and Cultures, 1850 to 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M101B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105C. Queer Literatures and Cultures after 1970

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M101C and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of cultural production, specifically literature, produced by queers after Stonewall rebellion in New York in 1969, widely regarded as origins or beginning of modern lesbian and gay rights movement in U.S. Writings and films by such authors as Andrew Holleran, Leslie Feinberg, Achy Obejas, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Cheryl Dunye, and Alison Bechdel may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105D. Studies in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M101D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M101D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Variable specialized studies course in queer literatures and cultures. Topics focus on particular problem or issue in terms of its relationship to queer cultures and writings. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M107B. Studies in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M107B and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M107B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of literary and cultural production through lens of gender and sexuality. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic and include other intersectional vectors of identity and representation such as race and ethnicity. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M114. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

    Units: 5

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M114.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to history, politics, culture, and scientific study of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered, and queer people; examination of sexuality and gender as categories for investigation; interdisciplinary theories and research on minority sexualities and genders. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115. Topics in Study of Sexual and Gender Orientation

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M115.) Lecture/discussion, three hours. Requisite: course 10 or M114. Studies in arts, humanities, social sciences, and/or life sciences on aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity, and lesbian, gay, and/or bisexual issues; variable topics may include cultural representations, historical and political change, life and health experiences, and queer or transgender theories; multiethnic and cross-cultural emphases. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • M116. Sexuality and City: Queer Los Angeles

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M116.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M114. Investigation of history, culture, and political economy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Los Angeles. Letter grading.

  • 117. Introduction to Queer Latina/Latino Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Examination of production of Latina/Latino identity and its limitations as it emerges within contemporary literature, music, film, and performance art. Engagement with texts that posit queer analytical approach to study how Latinidad is informed by modes of desire and identification that fall out of dominant notions of Latino in popular culture. Critical engagement of limits of knowledge production around Latina/Latino identity to develop new analytics that abide by question of Latinidad rather than posit answer or solution to its political consequences in contemporary U.S. culture. Study draws upon feminist and queer artists such as Ana Mendieta, Nao Bustamante, Asco, Carmelita Tropicana, Gloria Anzadúa, Felix-Gonzales Torres, Gil Cuadros, and Gregg Araki. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M118. Queering American History

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M118.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: one prior lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies course. History of sexual and gender minorities in U.S. Topics include changing norms, romantic friendships, medical discourse, liberation politics, post-Stonewall culture, AIDS, transgender movement, queer theory, and politics. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M126. Feminist and Queer Theory

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M126 and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M126.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Recommended: one course from 102, 103, 104, English 120, or 121. Investigation of key concepts and debates in study of gender, sexuality, and kinship, with focus on their interrelated significance for making of culture. Readings to be interdisciplinary, with possible emphasis on impact of changing ideas of gender and sexuality on specific historical cultures. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M133. Chicana Lesbian Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M133 and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M133.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of intersection of radical First and Third World feminist politics, lesbian sexuality and its relationship to Chicana identity, representation of lesbianism in Chicana literature, meaning of "familia" in Chicana lesbian lives, and impact of Chicana lesbian theory on Chicana/Chicano studies. Letter grading.

  • 141. Gender, Culture, and Capitalism

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Dynamic investigation of culture as terrain of production--and reproduction--of and resistance to gendered, racialized, and classed inequalities through active analysis of advertisements, television serials, Disney fairy tales, and performative forms like fortunetelling. Focus on relationships between gender, culture, and capitalism through lenses of transnational feminist and queer cultural studies to explore gendered processed of production and consumption of culture under capitalism. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M147A. Psychology of Lesbian Experience

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M147A and Psychology M147A.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 10 or M114 or Psychology 10. Designed for juniors/seniors. Review of research and theory in psychology and gender studies to examine various aspects of lesbian experience, impact of heterosexism/stigma, gender role socialization, minority status of women and lesbians, identity development within a multicultural society, changes in psychological theories about lesbians in sociohistorical context. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M167. Contested Sexualities

    Units: 4

    (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M167.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Sociological perspectives on formation, control, and resistance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered people. Variable topics include identity and community; age, class, gender, and racial diversity; and analysis of contemporary issues affecting contested sexualities. Letter grading.

  • M191D. Topics in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M191D and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191D.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191E. Topics in Gender and Sexuality

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M191E and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M191E.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Graduate Courses

  • 201. Introduction to Interdisciplinary Methods in Gender Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Presentation by faculty members of approaches to interdisciplinary studies and discussion of their own research. Demystification of methods, particularly of interdisciplinary sort, to introduce students to wide range of faculty research and to incorporate questions of ethics. Focus on interdisciplinary gender research that intervenes in knowledge production. Particular issues include approaches to interdisciplinary methods of research, introduction to feminist intersectional and queer theories, effective use of reflexivity and positionality in research and writing, and incorporating ethics into research design, conduct, and teaching. May be repeated once for credit with instructor change. Letter grading.

  • 202. Key Theories and Concepts in Gender Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture/discussion, three hours. Relationship of debates in field to key intellectual and social movements (such as Marxism, poststructuralism, critical race studies, queer studies, indigenous studies, and postcolonial and transnational studies) that have elicited feminist critiques and contributed to development in feminist thought. Issues include analysis of central theoretical works in field and survey of key methodologies, examination of key concepts and debates in gender studies, and identification of debates that have generated key analytics in feminist analysis and gender studies scholarship. May be repeated once for credit with instructor change. Letter grading.

  • 203. Epistemologies of Gender

    Units: 4

    Lecture/discussion, three hours. Focus on debates concerning methods of inquiry in gender and sexuality studies and exploration of intersections of feminist studies, masculinity studies, and queer studies. Debates and interventions concern interdisciplinary, intersectional feminist methods and changing boundaries of field over time. Exploration of critical tools to utilize and interrogate existing methodologies. Issues include examination of how feminisms have shaped and been shaped by processes of knowledge-production within and across disciplinary boundaries, cultures, and paradigms, and importance of intersectional, standpoint, and queer theory as critical research tools and as responses to issues of power, domination, oppression, and other loci of identities and difference. May be repeated once for credit with instructor change. Letter grading.

  • 215. Topics in Study of Sexuality and Gender

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three to four hours. Designed for graduate students. Multidisciplinary studies on aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity, queer and transgender theory, interdisciplinary research on minority sexualities, and social construction/deconstruction of gender. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. Letter grading.

  • 220. Cultural Studies in Gender, Race, and Sexuality

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. In-depth study of representations of gender and sexuality in literature and performance culture, with special attention to race. Topics include flow of artistic cultural production across national borders, theorizing femiqueer as diasporic or multicultural formation. Letter grading.

  • Honors Collegium (HNRS)

    Upper Division Courses

  • 151. Victorian Sexual Scandals

    Units: 5

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for College Honors students. Introduction to four major sex scandals that took place in London between 1870 and 1895 to understand ways in which institutions create frameworks for understanding dissident sexualities and gender identities, and relations between sexual scandals and legal actions. Sodomy trial of Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park. Examination of extent of queer networks among gay men, transgender individuals, and their apparently straight admirers during time of Offences against the Person Act 1861. The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, in which journalist W. T. Stead exposed extent of sexual trafficking of children. Series of murders in which bodies of women (several of whom were sex workers) were mutilated and disemboweled, attributed to Jack the Ripper. Trials of Oscar Wilde who was sent to jail for two years in solitary confinement with hard labor for gross indecency. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies (LGBTQS)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M101A. Premodern Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M101A.) (Same as English M101A and Gender Studies M105A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature from beginning to circa 1850. Works by such writers as Sappho, Plato, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Thomas Gray may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101B. Queer Literatures and Cultures, 1850 to 1970

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M101B.) (Same as English M101B and Gender Studies M105B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101C. Queer Literatures and Cultures after 1970

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M101C.) (Same as English M101C and Gender Studies M105C.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Examination of cultural production, specifically literature, produced by queers after Stonewall rebellion in New York in 1969, widely regarded as origins or beginning of modern lesbian and gay rights movement in U.S. Writings and films by such authors as Andrew Holleran, Leslie Feinberg, Achy Obejas, Essex Hemphill, Audre Lorde, Cheryl Dunye, and Alison Bechdel may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M101D. Studies in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M101D.) (Same as English M101D and Gender Studies M105D.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Variable specialized studies course in queer literatures and cultures. Topics focus on particular problem or issue in terms of its relationship to queer cultures and writings. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M114. Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M114.) (Same as Gender Studies M114.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to history, politics, culture, and scientific study of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered, and queer people; examination of sexuality and gender as categories for investigation; interdisciplinary theories and research on minority sexualities and genders. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115. Topics in Study of Sexual and Gender Orientation

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M115.) (Same as Gender Studies M115.) Lecture/discussion, three hours. Requisite: course M114 or Gender Studies 10. Studies in arts, humanities, social sciences, and/or life sciences on aspects of sexual orientation, gender identity, and lesbian, gay, and/or bisexual issues; variable topics may include cultural representations, historical and political change, life and health experiences, and queer or transgender theories; multiethnic and cross-cultural emphases. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

  • M116. Sexuality and City: Queer Los Angeles

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M116.) (Same as Gender Studies M116.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course M114. Investigation of history, culture, and political economy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Los Angeles.

  • M118. Queering American History

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M118.) (Same as Gender Studies M118.) Lecture, four hours. Enforced requisite: one prior lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies course. History of sexual and gender minorities in U.S. Topics include changing norms, romantic friendships, medical discourse, liberation politics, post-Stonewall culture, AIDS, transgender movement, queer theory, and politics. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M126. Feminist and Queer Theory

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M126.) (Same as English M126 and Gender Studies M126.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Recommended: one course from English 120, 121, Gender Studies 102, 103, or 104. Investigation of key concepts and debates in study of gender, sexuality, and kinship, with focus on their interrelated significance for making of culture. Readings to be interdisciplinary, with possible emphasis on impact of changing ideas of gender and sexuality on specific historical cultures. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M136. Censored! Art on Trial

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M136.) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M136.) Lecture, four hours. Examination of censorship in visual arts, particularly art of queer Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino artists such as Alma Lopez, Ester Hernández, and Alex Donis. Other censored artists include feminist artist Yolanda López, queer artists Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, painter Christ Ofili, photographers Sally Mann and Andres Serrano, printmaker Enrique Chagoya, muralist Noni Olabisi, writer Salman Rushdie, and four performance artists--Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes--whose work was vetoed by chair of National Endowment for Arts (NEA) in 1990 after they had successfully passed through NEA's peer review process and who came to be known as NEA Four. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M137. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Perspectives in Pop Music

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M137.) (Same as Musicology M137.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of English-language popular music in 20th century, with focus on lesbians, gay men, and members of other sexual minorities as creators, performers, and audience members. Letter grading.

  • 165SL. Queer Activism and Engagement

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, five hours. Benefits students pursuing minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQS) Studies, those passionate about social justice, or those who want to learn new skills about community engagement. Offers opportunity to work in LGBTQ-related community organizations, to reflect on political and theoretical issues involved in such work and such organizations, and to draw ideas from various courses they have already taken and test them in settings outside UCLA. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170. Queer Cultures after Stonewall: Sexual Dissidence, Performance, and Community in 1970s

    Units: 5

    Lecture, four hours. Exploration of intense burst of culture-making among lesbians and gay men in U.S. and Canada in decade following Stonewall Rebellion in literature and performing arts through formal and thematic analysis, exploration of social contexts of creation and reception, and wide-ranging interpretive study. No extensive training in literary, musical, visual, or media analysis is required; conceptual and analytical frameworks to be used are provided. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 181. Variable Topics in Queer Diversities

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 181.) Lecture, four hours. Study of topics about queer diversities from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies perspective. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 183. Variable Topics in Queer Subjectivities/Theories/History

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies 183.) Lecture, four hours. Study of topics about queer subjectivities/theories/history from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies perspective. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191D. Topics in Queer Literatures and Cultures

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies M191D.) (Same as English M191D and Gender Studies M191D.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3. Consult Schedule of Classes for author, period, genre, or subject to be studied in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Musicology (MUSCLG)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M137. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Perspectives in Pop Music

    Units: 5

    (Formerly numbered Music History M137.) (Same as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M137.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of English-language popular music in 20th century, with focus on lesbians, gay men, and members of other sexual minorities as creators, performers, and audience members. Letter grading.

  • Graduate Courses

  • 200B. Critical, Cultural, and Social Theory

    Units: 6

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate musicology, ethnomusicology, and music students. Introduction to issues surrounding music as social, cultural, and historical practice, with strong emphasis on critical, cultural, and social theory. May include introduction to social theory, materialist theories of culture, postcolonialism, critical theory, or overview of cultural theory or of group of theories selected by instructor, including feminism, performance studies, sociology, historiography, urban studies, anthropology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, gender, race, and sexuality studies, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies, disability studies, and so on. Introduction to set body of theory in its relation to study of music. Letter grading.

  • Psychology (PSYCH)

    Upper Division Courses

  • M147A. Psychology of Lesbian Experience

    Units: 4

    (Same as Gender Studies M147A and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M147A.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 10 or Gender Studies 10 or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies M114. Designed for juniors/seniors. Review of research and theory in gender studies and psychology to examine various aspects of lesbian experience, impact of heterosexism/stigma, gender role socialization, minority status of women and lesbians, identity development within a multicultural society, changes in psychological theories about lesbians in sociohistorical context. P/NP or letter grading.

  • Scandinavian (SCAND)

    Upper Division Courses

  • 172A. Nordic Folk and Fairy Tales

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Exploration of Nordic version of classic tale-types such as Dragon Slayer, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and King Lindorm in historic and cultural contexts. Reading of important works of Nordic and international folktale scholarship, representing historical-geographic, structuralist, psychological, feminist, disability-theory, and queer-theory approaches. Development of critical thinking and close textual analysis skills, and understanding and appreciation of genre that continues to pervade popular culture. Readings in English translation. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174B. Queer Scandinavia

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Queer themes in Scandinavian literature, mainly from 19th and 20th centuries. Scandinavian countries have had more progressive view on homosexuality than most other countries, and Scandinavian writers portrayed homosexuality in explicit and radical ways as early as turn of 19th century. Introduction to key theoretical works within field of gay and lesbian studies and queer studies, as well as presentation of historical view of how homosexuality has been perceived in Western world over time. P/NP or letter grading.