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2024 Fall > UGRD > WGS > WGS 343L

The Cultural Politics of HIV/AIDS

Course #: WGS 343L

Description:
This course uses feminist, queer, and critical race frameworks to interrogate the social, political, and cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS. Not merely a virus, HIV is also a set of cultural meanings tied to gender, race, nation, and the body. By focusing on political activism and cultural production (film, art, etc.) we will employ a critical humanistic approach to the epidemic that goes beyond biomedicine or epidemiology. Because a great deal of the popular and scholarly attention to the AIDS crisis has focused on white, gay, cisgender men, the course examines the politics of HIV/AIDS through an intersectional lens that takes into account how race, gender, class, nationality and so on have shaped the crisis and the experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS. Although we will focus on the cultural politics of HIV/AIDS in the United States from the time the crisis emerged in the early 1980s through today, we will also consider the pandemic in terms of US empire.
Pre Requisites:
Pre-requisite: One WGS course or permission of instructor

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 4213 TuTh
9:30 - 10:45 am
Barcelos,Chris McCormack M02-0404
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Capacity: 20
Enrolled: 14
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-requisite: One WGS course or permission of instructor
Course Attributes: United States, Humanities