Queer and Trans Studies (QTST)

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QTST 310  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues and Identities  3 Units  GE, USD  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An exploration of intersectional lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, issues, and communities. Grounded in feminist, queer, Black, Native, and people of color scholarship, with due emphasis on lived experience, this course examines LBGTQIA2S+ lives, current and historical, through various disciplinary lenses. Specific focus varies from semester to semester. 3 hours lecture.  (009639)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Gender and Sexuality Pathway; Health and Wellness Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
QTST 310W  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues and Identities (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An exploration of intersectional lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities, issues, and communities. Grounded in feminist, queer, Black, Native, and people of color scholarship, with due emphasis on lived experience, this course examines LBGTQIA2S+ lives, current and historical, through various disciplinary lenses. Specific focus varies from semester to semester. 3 hours lecture.  (021360)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Gender and Sexuality Pathway; Health and Wellness Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
QTST 320  Queer and Trans California  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Queer and Trans California explores the history of the struggles endured by individuals and groups comprising LGBTQIA2S+ communities in the state of California (with substantive focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-BIPOC), as well as the myriad ways in which LGBTQIA2S+ -identified folks here have found and employed their power. As part of this, we study key ideology, legislation, institutions (political, economic, and social), events, leaders, cultural production, and conflicts in California that have shaped the way diverse LGBTQIA2S+ peoples perceive their communities and are perceived by general society. 3 hours lecture.  (022189)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
QTST 370  Coloring Queer: Imagining Communities  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Recommended: QTST 310.  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
This course focuses on the hidden history of intersectional and internationalist queer and trans people of color activism, artistry, and scholarship. Course includes readings, films, videos, writing practice, and analysis; the latter half of the semester will focus on oral history texts and scholarship that uses oral history as a research methodology, which will serve as a guiding reference for students' own oral history projects. 3 hours lecture.  (022190)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division