We are an interdisciplinary academic program.
Our courses examine the intersections of sexuality and gender in a variety of contexts. We have courses that draw upon the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. By questioning common-sense understandings of gender and sexuality our program highlights the possibilities for transformation and change.
April 25-29, 2016
Gensler Symposium 2016
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Check out our Spotlight Course for the Spring 2016 semester.
GSFS 0323 Dog Ears: Dogs in Cultures of Difference In this course we will investigate the ways dog cultures and cultural dogs reflect and are used to reflect upon categories of human difference such as gender, race, age, disability, sexuality, and class. We will discuss human-dog relationships and their histories and material practices (from dog boutiques to dog fighting, from service dogs to soldier dogs) and we will look closely at how dogs have been represented using literature, film, and other examples. We will approach dogs as our “companion species” (Donna Haraway) drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives ranging from feminist and transgender studies to history, animal studies, and legal studies. 3 hrs. sem. CW, SOC (A. Koch-Rein)