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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectWomen’s & Gender Studies
Number & Suffix: 189
Transcript Title: GENDER STUDIES 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program in semiotics. The course is intended for advanced levels students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Students who complete a term paper on a pre-approved topic are awarded one extra unit for the course. Maximum units for the course are six. The course introduces the theoretical and methodological foundations of the interdisciplinary field of gender studies. The course maps the genealogy and main contemporary debates in feminist, LGBT, and queer studies, with particular attention to the study of queer sexual cultures. The aim of the course is to equip students with skills that will allow them to investigate the cultural and embodied construction of gender and sexuality, and to examine the hegemonic dimension of heteronormativity and the intersections between gender and race, class, and disability. A number of case studies are discussed in class; indicative topics include feminism and neoliberalism; transformation of intimacy; queer materialism and anti-austerity social movements; intersexuality/DSD; and disability, gender, and sexuality. The course follows a seminar format and requires advance reading and a high level of student participation. After the first introductory module, two classes each week are devoted to in class discussions moderated by the instructor. Individual or group presentations (max 3 students) are a required part of the course. Presentations cover theoretical debates, case-studies, or methodological issues addressed in the papers from the readings list or in additional reading suggestions. Assessment is based on participation in class discussion, class presentations, and a written examination. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner Title: GENDER STUDIES (1) (LM) 
Partner University Department: Semiotica 
Partner University Course Number: 69583