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aaasyllabus-accessible2009 - Soci 172 Lesbian, Gay, Bi,...

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Soci 172 Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender Studies Fall 2009 Section 1: MW 12:00 – 1:15 PM, DMH 227 Section 2: TR 1:30 – 2:45 PM, DMH 231 Instructor: Dr. James Daniel Lee Office Location: DMH 224 Telephone: (408) 924-5866 Email: james.lee@sjsu.edu Office Hours: T 11:15 – 1:15PM, 5:00 – 6:00 PM; W 1:30 – 3:30 PM Course Description Catalogue: Explores lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex communities. Analyzes sexual behavior, attitudes, and identities from historical, cross-cultural, and "insider" and "outsider" perspectives. Presents social reactions to LGBT movements and persons. Includes current stereotypes, misinformation, and movements to achieve equality. Instructor: This seminar course explores the LGBT culture, movement, and LGBT persons’ lives. “LGBT” is an umbrella term for different groups including non-heterosexuals, gender nonconformists, intersex persons, and transsexuals. Through course readings and discussions, the course will cover the origins of, and issues, that affect LGBT communities at both the macro and micro levels. The course will also address the expectations for and reactions to LGBT persons and communities, and whether these are based on valid information. Finally, the course will address that role that others, such as allies and families, play in mitigating the effects of living in a society hostile to LGBT persons. LGBT Studies, Soci 172, Fall 2009
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Required Texts/Readings 1. Reid, John. The Best Little Boy in the World . (ISBN: 0-345-34361-1) 2. Aarons, Leroy. Prayers for Bobby . (ISBN: 0-06-251123-8) 3. Course Reading Packet: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/james.lee/courses/soci172/ 4. Other readings assigned in class if deemed necessary. Assignments and Grading Policy Attendance and Participation. This course will be conducted as a seminar. This means that you will learn by participating in an intelligent discussion of course readings with your classmates and me. Daily class attendance is not required, but regular participation is. Attendance will not be taken, but contributing to and witnessing class discussions are important components of your educational experience. For this reason, my subjective assessment of your participation in class will be used to determine 20% of your overall grade. Students missing four or more classes, regardless of the reason, are encouraged to drop the course. Missing a project or exam without submitting a medical or university excuse may result in a grade of zero. Excuses must be submitted, and arrangements for making up work made, by the next class after the excused absence. The nature of make-up exams is at my discretion. If accepted, late projects may, at my discretion, be assessed a grade penalty. Course readings are as important for your education as class discussions (reading
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