REL1001 - LGBT* Studies
This module introduces students to study of gender and sexuality, and LGBT* stories, both historical and contemporary. We examine history of gender & sexuality in literature and their academic study, including definitions and queer theory, data on gender and sexual diversity in our society, LGBT* representation in media, and popular culture, as well as contemporary issues and inequality affecting sexual minorities in our society and in different global contexts. The module is team taught by experts in different departments at the University of Sheffield, who will introduce students to a wide range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, such as history, literature, social sciences, psychology, cultural studies, philosophy, and critical study of religion. The module is assessed by a creative coursework portfolio which allows students to examine different topics on the syllabus.