May 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

LIS 402 - Gender and Sexuality in German and Austrian Culture (3 credits)


(=WGST 402 ) (Prereq: ENGL 101 ) German and Austrian artists, intellectuals, and scientists have exercised enormous influence on attitudes about gender and sexuality over the course of the twentieth century and up to the present day. This class traces the development of discourses of gender and sexuality by analyzing works of fiction, non-fiction, and film in the cultural, social, and political context in which they were created. Topics to be addressed include psychoanalysis, sexology, homosexual emancipation, the women’s movement and feminism, the sexual politics of Nazi Germany, and contemporary debates surrounding multiculturalism. The course is taught in English and open to students without prior knowledge of German. To receive credit for the German minor or towards the major in Languages and Intercultural Studies, students must co-enroll in GERM 301L : German Culture Lab. F.