Kenyon regularly offers a number of permanent and special topics courses with a specific and explicit focus on the LGBTQ+ community and/or queer issues. Below, we’ve listed courses that are currently featured in the course catalog.
The following are permanent courses that have an explicit focus on LGBTQ+ or queer issues.
AMST 102D: United States History, 1865-Present
ENGL 214: Gender Benders
ENGL 389: Gender and Sexuality in Native American Literature
FREN 365: Francophone Graphic Novels and Films
GERM 366: Cinema and Sexuality in German Film After 1990
HIST 102D: United States History, 1865-Present
SOCY 491: Transgender Sociology
SPAN 340: Latin American Cinema
SPAN 369: Queering Spanish American Literature and Film
WGS 121: Human Sexualities
In addition to having numerous classes with a specific and explicit focus on the LGBTQ+ community, a number of our classes also discuss gender and sexuality in a more holistic way. We also offer special topics courses that have a specific focus on queer and/or transgender issues. The following represent some of these courses, which have been recently offered.
ANTH 350: Human Sexuality and Culture
ENGL 212: Introduction to Literary Theory
ENGL 280: American Literary Modernism
ENGL 284: Demons, Great Whites and Aliens
ENGL 358: Victorian Ghosts
PHIL 308: Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy
PSYC 328: Latino Psychology
SOCY 250: Systems of Stratification
SOCY 421: Gender Stratification
WGS 111: Intro to Women’s and Gender Studies
WGS 150: Gender and Popular Culture
WGS 232: Topics in Masculinity
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion has been actively working with academic departments to increase the queer and transgender course offerings on campus. A new, permanent queer studies course will most likely be available in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in the 2019-20 academic year.
More information about this and other potential upcoming courses will be shared here as it becomes available.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is invested in supporting all aspects of our queer and transgender students’ lives at Kenyon College. The ODEI is actively performing outreach to faculty who are interested in incorporating more LGBTQ+ topics into their curriculum.
If you don’t see a LGBTQ+ course that you find interesting, please let us what type of class you’d like to see offered in the future. You can do this by arranging a meeting with ODEI Assistant Director Timothy Bussey who will communicate with the relevant department.