Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
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Year 2023
Class code A6322
Previous Class code
Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 火1/Tue.1
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Classroom name 市富士‐F405
Grade 3~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
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Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Category (commenced 2024 onwards)
Category (commenced 2020-2023) 300-level Advanced Courses(上級)
Category (commenced 2016-2019) 300-level Advanced Courses
Culture and Society

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
Students will learn the fundamental concepts of queer theory, which has been attracting attention in recent years not only in the humanities but also in the social sciences. In this year's class, in addition to the foundational texts of queer studies, students will read Black queer studies and queer demography literature to acquire proficiency in the consideration of social phenomena related to gender and sexuality.

【到達目標 / Goal】
By the end of this course, students will be able to: (1) identify and describe the key concepts and main themes of queer theory (remembering/understanding), (2) apply queer theory to contemporary social issues in Japan and abroad (applying), (3) compare and contrast various strands of queer theory (analyzing), and (4) develop and present their own ideas and perspectives on gender and sexuality (evaluating/creating).

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 1”, “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (学期の途中で変更になる場合には、別途提示します。 /If the Method(s) is changed, we will announce the details of any changes. )
This course will be based on a combination of short lectures by the instructor and student-led class discussions. Verbal and written feedback on assignments is given during class discussions and through using other tools as appropriate. Students are encouraged to visit the instructor during office hours for more personalized feedback.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】
授業形態 / methods of teaching:対面/face to face

回 / No. 各回の授業形態予定 / methods of teachingテーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 オンライン/onlineIntroduction Introduction
2 対面/face to faceThe Beginning of Queer Theory I What are the core principles of queer theory?
3 対面/face to faceThe Beginning of Queer Theory II What is homosociality?
4 対面/face to faceThe Development of Queer Thinking Why can't sexuality be properly studied within gender studies?
5 対面/face to faceGender Performativity How does gender performativity differ from gender performance?
6 対面/face to faceTrans Politics What does critical trans politics envision?
7 対面/face to faceHIV/AIDS in the '80s How does the HIV/AIDS crisis affect queer theory?
8 対面/face to faceHIV/AIDS in the '00s How does a queer theoretical understanding of barebacking subculture differ from an epidemiological understanding?
9 対面/face to faceHomonormativity What happens when neoliberalism meets LGBT movements?
10 対面/face to faceHomonationalism What happens when nationalism meets LGBT movements?
11 対面/face to faceBlack Queer Studies How does sexuality intersect with race?
12 対面/face to faceQueer Demography How can LGBTQ populations be studies from a queer theoretical perspective?
13 対面/face to facePrepare for Final Paper Preparation and feedback for final paper
14 対面/face to faceTheory in Action What have we learned in this course? Preparing and submitting the final paper

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students are expected to complete the weekly readings and prepare for class discussion. Please note that the assigned readings for this course tend to be dense. As such, I recommend giving yourself ample time to complete them, even if the number of pages assigned at any given time appears small. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
No textbook will be used. All readings will be provided by the instructor.

【参考書 / References】
Further reference may be provided based on students’ areas of interest.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation: 10%
Discussion facilitation: 20%
Weekly reading responses: 40%
Final paper: 30%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Students have generally evaluated the class positively. The instructor will be attentive to student feedback and adjust workload and class material, when necessary.

【学生が準備すべき機器他 / Equipment student needs to prepare】
None. Students are encouraged to use computers/tablets for class-related purposes in class.

Students who intend to enroll in this course are expected to have passed "Race, Class and Gender I."