This course focuses on gender and sexuality as two of the many threads woven into the tapestry of the human subjective experience and its relational dimensions. We explore the complexities of gender and sexuality, and their evolving conceptions, through various lenses: (1) Psychoanalysis, from the classical position to the elaborations and revisions of feminist, relational, and queer practitioners, (2) Contemporary discourses in the areas of gender, sexuality, and cross-cultural studies, and (3) Queer theology as a locus on which we may inscribe human desire for one self and for others. In addition, the course addresses how power is implicated in the theorizing about gender and sexuality, and their actualization.

Prerequisite: PS 101 or PS 110 is recommended.