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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "LGBT-Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies"

LGBT - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies

LGBT 200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3) Credit only granted for: LGBT200. An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.

LGBT 265 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures (3) Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL265. Also offered as: ENGL265. Credit only granted for: ENGL265 or LGBT265. Exploration of literary and cultural expressions of sexuality and gender. Study of a range of historical periods and literary genres, such as essay, poetry, novel, drama, film. Topics include sexual norms and dissidence, gender identity and expression, the relationship between aesthetic forms and sexual subjectivity. Interpretation of texts particularly through the lens of queer theory. Examination of how sex and gender intersect with other forms of difference, including race and class.

LGBT 285 Homophobia in the U.S. Society in the New Millennium (3) Credit only granted for: LGBT285 or LGBT289I. Formerly: LGBT289I. An interdisciplinary investigation of the evolving forms of homophobia that continue to thrive and grow in the contemporary U.S., despite historical gains. Special attention to manifestations of homophobia in U.S. social, cultural, political, and legal arenas such as: popular culture/media, religious and cultural/ethnic communities, state and federal legislation, and queer subcultures. Focus on students' powers and responsibilities within struggles to end discrimination based on sexuality.

LGBT 291 International Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Studies (3) Restriction: Must not have completed CMLT291. Also offered as: CMLT291. Credit only granted for: CMLT291 or LGBT291. Exploration of the construction and representation of sexualities in culture around the globe, with particular emphasis on literature and media.

LGBT 298 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3) Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

LGBT 327 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film and Video (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Comparative analysis of forms, themes, and the politics of representation in film and video by and/or about LGBT people.

LGBT 350 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Communication (3) Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program. Study of differences, stereotypes, and values distinguishing LGBT people and of effective means of communicating such differences to non-LGBT people. Emphasis on contemporary LGBT life and on the development of didactic skills. Preparation and presentation of forums on LGBT people; facilitation of workshops in various outreach locations (residence halls, Greek system, classes).

LGBT 359 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Literatures (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: ENGL359. Study of selected writers or particular themes in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender literatures.

LGBT 386 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship (3-6) Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses. Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program. Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.

LGBT 398 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3) Prerequisite: LGBT200. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. In-depth study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

LGBT 448 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (3) Prerequisite: LGBT200; or permission of LGBT Studies Program. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. In-depth study of particular themes and issues in LGBT studies.

LGBT 459 Selected Topics in Sexuality and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Also offered as: ENGL459. Detailed study of sexuality as an aspect of literary and cultural expression.

LGBT 465 Theories of Sexuality and Literature (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed two lower-level English courses, at least one in literature. Restriction: Must not have completed ENGL465. Also offered as: ENGL465. Credit only granted for: ENGL465 or LGBT465. An in-depth study of the ways in which sexuality and sexual difference create or confound the conditions of meaning in the production of literary texts. Attention to psychoanalysis, history of sexuality, feminist theory, and other accounts of sexual identity.

LGBT 488 Seminar in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (1-3) Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses; and permission of LGBT Studies Program. Recommended: LGBT200. And ENGL265; or CMLT291. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Formerly: CMLT498Y. Developments in theories and methods of LGBT Studies, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the elaboration of this interdisciplinary area of scholarship.

LGBT 494 Lesbian Communities and Differences (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed one course in Women's Studies, preferably WMST200 or WMST250. Also offered as: WMST494. Credit only granted for: LGBT494 or WMST494. The meanings of lesbian communities across many lines of difference. Using lesbian-feminists of the 1970s as a starting point, we will look both back and forward in history, tracing changes and exploring the meanings of these in their social and historical contexts.

LGBT 499 Independent Study (1-3) Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program. Restriction: Senior standing. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Directed research and analysis in LGBT Studies on a topic selected by the student.

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