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Women's and Gender Studies
Term : Fall 2024
Catalog Year : 2024-2025

WGS 315 - Trans Existence And Resilience

Description: This Trans Studies course is about trans, gender variant, and non-binary peoples' existence and resilience. It centers work by Indigenous, Black, Asian, and Latinx film makers, poets, memoirists, and theorists and their articulations about the relationship of gender to race and racism, capitalism, and colonialism in a U.S. context. We will examine trans epistemologies as well as critiques of Eurocentric models of thinking about genders that explain peoples' existence within Western frameworks and ontologies. In a world that says trans folks do not exist, we will think about the relationship between art, futurity, expression, survival, freedom, and liberation. Letter grade only.

Units: 3

Sections offered: Fall 2024

Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds + US Ethnic

Liberal Studies Essential Skills: Critical Thinking

Prerequisite: Any WGS course