Sexuality and Gender Theory—Diversity Intensive ENGLSH 3080 Section 02 Semester Spring Year 2024 Dorothy Atuhura Monday Wednesday Friday 10:00-10:50am Course Description Cross listed with WGST 3080-01 This course provides a comprehensive exploration of the foundational theories and concepts that underpin contemporary understandings of gender and sexuality. Through a critical examination of key texts, historical perspectives, and cultural contexts, students will gain insight into the complex interplay between gender, sexuality, and society. The course highlights include tracing the historical evolution of sexuality and gender theory; exploring intersectionality between gender, sexuality, and systems of inequality, encompassing race, class, religion, age, and region (local & global); debates on desire, embodiment, reproductive justice and LGBTQIA2+ rights. Throughout the course, students will engage in thoughtful discussions, critical readings, and reflective assignments that encourage a deeper understanding of gender and sexuality theory and its relevance to contemporary social issues. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the analytical tools to critically assess and contribute to ongoing dialogues in the field of gender and sexuality studies.