Nov 30, 2022
ENGL 327 - LGBT Literature and Queer Theory
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
History and development of LGBT literature, the development and application of queer literary theory, and the role of literature in LGBT movements for equity and justice.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ENGL 3770.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- analyze commonalities as well as differences among the representations in literature of LGBT themes, settings, and characters from different ethnic, class, cultural, and national backgrounds;
- apply queer theory to interpret how literature represents resistance to social and cultural repression, homophobia, and other forms of discrimination; and how LGBT literature contributes to equity and social justice;
- use close reading and informal writing to discuss and analyze literature with others;
- demonstrate improved skills for formal thesis-driven writing about literature and an appreciation of the writing process.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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