AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Transgender American Histories
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In 2014, Time Magazine announced “The Transgender Tipping Point” as the “next civil rights frontier.” Even as transgender celebrities including Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have drawn national audiences, bathrooms have become battlegrounds for gender justice, and trans people have been targeted by hate crimes and state violence. While trans rights may appear to be a relatively new phenomenon, even a “frontier,” transgender and gender non-conforming people and communities have a long history in American Culture.

This course seeks to explore contemporary transgender movements, politics, and identities in historical context. Throughout the course, we will be particularly attentive to the ways that race, class, citizenship, and ability are connected to gender variance, and we will highlight the scholarship and activism of trans people of color.

We will engage in hands-on research at Michigan libraries, and all students will research a relevant historical topic of choice. Grading in this course will be based on: engaged participation, regular reading responses, 1 group presentation, and a final research project.

Course Requirements:

Graded components consist of active participation in synchronous discussion, and asynchronous assignments including short reading responses, primary source analysis project, and option of final essay, project, or exam.

Intended Audience:

There are no prerequisites for this course. Any students interested in LGBTQ, Queer, and/or Transgender studies are welcome.

Class Format:

Regular lectures for this course (avg 20-30 minutes) will be recorded and made available asynchronously. We will also have biweekly discussion/breakout sessions that require synchronous participation. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous class discussions will be conducted over Zoom or BlueJeans. Students should have access to an internet-connected computer, camera and microphone.

Schedule

AMCULT 311 - American Culture and the Humanities
Schedule Listing
002 (LEC)
 Online
32343
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0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
005 (LEC)
 Online
32224
Open
12
 
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F 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Course instruction is remote and synchronous. Enrolled students are expected to be available remotely during scheduled class times.
006 (REC)
 Online
31602
Open
10
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LEC)
  Hybrid
28131
Closed
0
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (LEC)
 Online
34885
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (LEC)
 Online
30457
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
011 (LEC)
 Online
40934
Open
13
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This is the synchronous, online section of "Empowering Community through Art"

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