Courses

LGBT Studies

LGBT 10, LGBT Culture & Society
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

This course examines the development of LGBT Communities and the cultural and ideological forces that have shaped them. Included are the ways queer groups have presented themselves and their communities through art, cultural organizations, media, and political activism both for our own uses within these communities and for those outside the queer world. Contemporary struggles for equal justice, political activism, and resistance to homophobia and other oppression will be highlighted.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 11, Film Expression: History of Queer Film
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Surveys significant trends in the representation of queer sexualities in mainstream commercial cinema, as well as underground and independent films from the silent era through the twentieth century. Identifies theoretical approaches to the study of queer cinema for interpreting homophobic subtexts and alternative representations. Emphasizes the way social attitudes shape cultural representation, and interrogates the relationship between audience interpretation and filmmakers intentions.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 12, Contemporary LGBTQ Film
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Examines significant issues in the contemporary cinematic representation of LGBTQ people with a focus on the ways LGBTQ representation is expressed. Films screened cover mainstream Hollywood to small independent productions. LGBTQ film theory aids in developing a language for discussing the way cinema both challenges and reinforces societal values. The course looks at films from around the world and focuses on intersecting identities.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 15, From Greece to Stonewall: Global LGBT Literature, Art and Culture
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This global humanities course examines LGBT culture, artists, and writers from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, Africa and the Americas to Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Mexico through pre-World War II Europe and 1950’s Japan and America. Students assess changing cultural attitudes about gender identity and sexual orientation.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 18, Transgender Lives, Culture and Art
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

Focuses on Transgender and 'gender variant' figures throughout the world who, historically, held a sacred place within ancient cultures as evidenced in art and literature. The course will then move to explore modem and contemporary views of Trans gender and 'gender variant' people within various cultures including LGBT politics, art and culture.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 20, LGBT U.S. Art and Culture
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer U.S. artists, including expatriates, of the late 19th and 20th centuries and their influence on modem art. Analyzes the contribution of LGBTQ+ artists, poets, dancers, musicians, writers, and their associates and communities. Focuses on indigenous Two Spirit writers and artists, Harlem Renaissance art and culture, and contemporary political art that considers social justice issues such as AIDS, immigration, and transgender life.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 21, Issues in Lesbian Relationships
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This class addresses intimate partner personal relationship issues (money, power, sex) about lesbian, bisexual and queer-identified women new to relationships or who have difficulties sustaining successful ones. Topics are applicable to persons of all genders and sexualities. Learning modality is critical analysis through self-exploration and sharing personal experiences via online class forum postings and confidential reports, student meetings and papers submitted to the instructor.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 24, Intimacy and Relationships between Men
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 188 or ENGL 88 or readiness for college-level English

This course studies male to male intimate relationships from a variety of perspectives. Integrating the personal experiences of class members, the course also examines biological, psychological, social, cultural, and legal influences upon men�s ability to develop and sustain intimate relationships. Students will gain a better understanding of how to seek and participate in more satisfying relationships as well as how understand and cope with the many forces that impact male same-sex relationships.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 5, Introduction to Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Studies
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

This introductory course examines a broad range of contemporary LGBT issues in various domestic and global contexts including bio-medical, sociological and political. Additionally, students have the opportunity to explore intersecting identities while developing research and critical thinking skills vital for further progress in the program.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 50, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Communities of Color in the U.S.
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

This course examines the histories, cultures, identities, communities and unique contributions of lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender people of color in the U.S. (Asian, Black, Latino, Middle Eastern and Native/Indigenous).

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 55, Contemporary Global LGBT Art and Culture
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

This course focuses on the differences and commonalities of LGBT people from different global regions as reflected through art and culture. Through considerations of imperialism and colonization as well as religion and other intersecting identities, this course examines contemporary LGBT writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians within a global context.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 75, Queer Cinema in the 1970s
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

The course explores film representation in the critical decade following the Stonewall Uprising, when modern Gay Liberation was born and a new LGBT visibility took hold in America. LGBT content in film will be explored from historic, artistic, critical, and consumerist perspectives. The course will examine important mainstream films, horror, documentaries, cult favorites, international hits, and experimental films, as well as the work of key queer filmmakers.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
LGBT 9, The Latin American and Latina/o LGBT Experience
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

A survey of LGBT culture in Latin America and in Latino/a communities in the US. An examination of indigenous, cultural, sexual, psychological, socio-economic, immigration, literary and artistic elements.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

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