CMG 315 Gender and Sexuality in the 21st Century
An advanced inquiry into gender theory and sexuality studies that re-situates its key concepts within the larger field of cultural representation, including film and media. While broadly overlapping fields, gender theory is here understood to include approaches from feminist theory and postmodern and poststructuralist theories of gender, while sexuality studies also includes diverse approaches drawn from sexology, psychoanalysis and queer theory. This course aims to furnish students, who may already have established an interest in understanding gender and sexuality as critical categories, with more advanced theories and methodologies. Through critical study, students develop specific concepts, terminology, and methods needed to participate in on-going theoretical debates within gender theory and sexuality studies, in addition to using such theories to analyze cultural representations.