Mar 23, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SO 245 Gays and Lesbians in American Society

This course introduces students to the gay and lesbian experience in American society from pre-Stonewall to present day life. Using a sociological approach, students explore the development of diverse gay and lesbian identities and communities during the past 30 years and examine their social, political and cultural implications, both inside and outside the gay and lesbian community. Students examine and discuss the ways in which the gay and lesbian culture has impacted American society, as well as identify the cultural and political struggles within the gay and lesbian community, and between the gay and straight communities. Intersections of race and class also are explored.

Offered in even years.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.