Course Descriptions

TitleAdolescent and Children's Literature and GLBTQ Communities

This course explores issues related to gender, sexual orientation and the heteronormativity in schools and society. Adolescent and children?s literature, poetry, film and music relating to identity, majority culture influences, social movements and historical contexts will be used to investigate issues related to sexual orientation. What does it mean to be a gay/lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person? What is the atmosphere of acceptance and safety for all students? How can we promote peace and justice within and among groups? These and other questions will be addressed in order to promote knowledge and understanding of micro-culture.