2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

SOC 106 Sexual Identity & U.S. Society: LGBT Perspectives

3 hours 

This course uses a social justice activist lens to explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) identities and struggles in the United States. It will examine how LGBT sexuality and identity are shaped by history, culture, and other social forces. Readings introduce key terms and debates about stigma, marriage and relationships, and the intersection of race, gender, class, and sexual identity. Throughout the course, students will explore how their own personal narratives and understandings of sexual identity are connected to the larger LGBT experience today.






This course satisfies John Jay's College Option: Justice & the Individual (100-level) area of the Gen Ed program.  

This course is a First Year Seminar and is restricted to Freshmen only.