UNIV 3088, Section 003 Class# 17102
Special Topics: Transformation Now
1-Credit Course, Begins Monday, March 6th, 2023
Free to all UConn students
This course provides a brief, detailed historical account of gender, the language that has shaped gender, the laws that have defined gender, and the various transnational revolutions that have taken place to redefine gender altogether. Students will be able to recognize how essentialist/biological determinist beliefs are used by institutions to reinforce systemic oppression so they may develop skills to transform their communities.
- Undergraduate and Graduate Students: Monday, March 6th - Friday, April 28th, 2023
- Faculty and Staff Dates: TBD
Students can enroll until March 12th via a special registration form. Because of the course start and enrollment dates, this class cannot be used to meet full-time enrollment status. Students shouldalways consult the Office of Student Financial Aid Services prior to dropping a class that is used to meet full-time enrollment requirements.
Course: UNIV 3088, Section 003
Class Number: 17102
Instruction Mode: Online
For detailed course information, see the course syllabus.
By the completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Recognize various transnational histories of gender across diverse bodies of peoples and communities.
- Identify how the lived experiences of humans have been historically shaped by sexuality as well as gender race, class, and ability.
- Recognize the manifestations of sexism and cisgenderism in our daily lives.
- Locate resources on campus for support, further academic exploration, and activist engagement.
The course is comprised of seven (7) modules which include the following topics:
- Module 0: Course Orientation
- Module 1: Course Introduction/History of Coloniality and Indigeneity (Two-Spirit Peoples)
- Module 2: Language
- Module 3: Legislation
- Module 4: Everyday Violence
- Module 5: Activism/Social Movements
- Module 6: Community Care
- Module 7: Imagining Transformative Futures and Course Wrap-Up
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Decolonization is not a metaphor
Transformation Now at UConn
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Contact us at TransformationNow@uconn.edu