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PSY 4243 Queer Psychology (3 credits)

This course is designed to explore the psychology of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals and groups using feminist and queer theoretical perspectives. Students will investigate how psychology has historically and contemporarily defined queer and transgender identities, how 2SLGBTQ+ individuals' experiences differ based on other privileged and/or marginalized identities (like race, class, sexual identity, and disability), and ways of working toward queer liberation. Topics in the course will include the ways sexuality and gender are constructed and socialized; the impact of heteronormativity and cisnormativity in psychological research; mental and physical health issues unique to gender and sexual minorities; and, how homophobia and transphobia shape the lived experiences of 2SLGBTQ+ people. Prerequisite(s): PSY 1100, PSY 2200, PSY 3402, or consent of instructor
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