Current Courses

Summer 2016

HIV/AIDS in Global Millenium

LGBTQS 181

Instructor: Raja Bhattar

Interactive exploration of many histories and struggles related to HIV/AIDS and its intersections with LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and communities across world. Through discussions with local leaders, exploration of various perspectives in fight for justice and efforts to end this international epidemic.

LGBTQ Pop Music

LGBTQS/Mus. His. M137

Instructor: Mitchell Morris, Morgan Woolsey

Survey of English-language popular music in 20th century, with focus on lesbians, gay men, and members of other sexual minorities as creators, performers, and audience members.

QUEER LITERATURES AND CULTURES, 1850 TO 1970

M101B

Instructor: Arthur Little

Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change.

Varbiable Topics in Queer Subjectivities/Theories/History

M183

Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Alma Lopez

Taught by Alma Lopez, a well-known digital and video artist, and assisted by the Chair of the LGBT Studies program, this course will explore the construction of LGBTQIA subjectivities through film, specifically, the films screened during the annual OutFest Queer Film Festival that takes place in Los Angeles within the 6-week period of summer session A; this year, from July 7-17, 2016. We will read about queer cinema, attend film screenings at OutFest, blog about our experiences, and create a final original 3-minute video poem about how sexuality constructs our own subjectivity. As an option, the course will offer a service-learning component to those students who wish to volunteer for OutFest.

Spring 2016

Censored! Art on Trial

M136

Instructor: Alma Lopez Gaspar De Alba

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M136.) Examination of censorship in visual arts, particularly art of queer Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino artists such as Alma Lopez, Ester Hernández, and Alex Donis. Other censored artists include feminist artist Yolanda López, queer artists Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, painter Christ Ofili, photographers Sally Mann and Andres Serrano, printmaker Enrique Chagoya, muralist Noni Olabisi, writer Salman Rushdie, and four performance artists — Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes — whose work was vetoed by chair of National Endowment for Arts (NEA) in 1990 after they had successfully passed through NEA’s peer review process and who came to be known as NEA Four.

Chicana Lesbian Literature

M133

Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Exploration of intersection of radical First and Third World feminist politics, lesbian sexuality and its relationship to Chicana identity, representation of lesbianism in Chicana literature, meaning of “familia” in Chicana lesbian lives, and impact of Chicana lesbian theory on Chicana/Chicano studies.

Individual Studies In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Studies

M197

Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Directed program of independent study or research on specific topic within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required.

LGBT Institutions and Organizations

M180SL

Instructor: Michael Fleming

Service-learning course that offers opportunity for students to work in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-related community organizations, to reflect on political and theoretical issues involved in such work and such organizations, and to draw ideas from various courses they have already taken and test them in settings outside UCLA.

LGBTQ Pop Music

LGBTQS/Mus. His. M137

Instructor: Mitchell Morris, Morgan Woolsey

Survey of English-language popular music in 20th century, with focus on lesbians, gay men, and members of other sexual minorities as creators, performers, and audience members.

QUEER LITERATURES AND CULTURES, 1850 TO 1970

M101B

Instructor: Arthur Little

Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change.

Selling Out: Money, Marketing, and LGBT Identity and Politics

183

Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Bryan Wuest

Study of topics about queer subjectivities/theories/history from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies perspective. Examination of complex ways in which capitalism, economics, and marketing have helped shape LGBT identity and politics, both historically and contemporarily. Recent years have seen increasing economic inequality, advances in legal rights and social acceptability for LGBTs, and continuing privatization of political process. These trends make it vital to rethink assumptions and received knowledge about history and place of LGBT in U.S. culture, and ask what role capital has played–and will continue to play–in organization of sexual identity.

Studies in Gender and Sexuality

M107B

Instructor: GRIFFIN, C.R.

Examination of literary and cultural production through lens of gender and sexuality. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic and include other intersectional vectors of identity and representation such as race and ethnicity.