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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
Lesbian History and Culture
Lesbian History and Culture
Fall 2017
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Examination of lesbian identity, community, and legal rights from a scholarly feminist perspective.
As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
--understand religious, political and media approaches to the depiction of women in same-sex relationships
--be able to compare and contrast what was known or believed about lesbians in the ancient world, the Middle Ages, and medicine/psychology since the eighteenth century
--address the development of women's self-identified communities and activist organizations in the 20th century
--demonstrate the origins of both recent gains in the LGBT rights movement and the backlash against women gaining such rights
--and articulate this subject matter in a clear, scholarly tone.
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This course has been taught repeatedly as a Special Topics course. It covers an important aspect of Lesbian history and culture in the broader context of LGBTQ and sexuality studies.
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