UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2017-2018

Courses

QS 113A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 139 and below. Corequisite: UNIV 061. Expository prose writing with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well …

QS 113B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of QS 113A or equivalent. Corequisite: UNIV 062. Expository prose writing, with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as …

QS 114A. Approaches to University Writing A (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 140-146. Expository prose writing, with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose …

QS 114B. Approaches to University Writing B (3)

Prerequisite: QS 114A. Expository prose writing, with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements of prose style. Students …

QS 115. Approaches to University Writing (3)

Prerequisite: EPT score of 147 or higher. Expository prose writing, with a focus on both content and form. Specific emphases include the exercise of logical thought and clear expression, the development of effective organizational strategies, and the appropriate gathering and utilization of evidence. Includes instruction on diction, syntax and grammar, as well as the elements …

QS 301. Perspectives in Queer Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course introduces students to the current theories and histories in queer studies, including such closely related fields as transgender studies. The course also introduces students to the scope of queer studies, to scholarly, community-based and activist resources, and to the varied interdisciplinary, methodological and theoretical paradigms in …

QS 302. L.A. in Transit: Communities, Organizations and Politics (3)

Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. This course provides students with a broad understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed and queer communities, organizations and politics in Los Angeles, with attention to how these are shaped by nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, class and other identifications. (Available for General Education, Lifelong Learning.) (IC)

QS 401A-Z. Advanced Topics in Queer Studies (3)

Intensive study of selected topics in queer studies, such as queer theory, transgender theory, queer issues in education, queer popular culture, the queer diaspora and the globalization and medicalization of sex and gender. Topics change from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit with instructor’s consent.

QS 490. Queer Studies Senior Capstone (3)

Students develop and complete theoretically informed individualized research projects in queer studies in a structured setting. The project will include peer and instructor feedback and guidance on selecting an appropriate topic; conducting research, drafting and revising the project; and presenting the completed project. Course may be offered online or in a classroom setting.

QS 499. Queer Studies Independent Study (3)

Queer Studies independent study is for advanced students who are interested in working on an independent project with a faculty sponsor. The student needs to complete an Independent Study Form with the approval signature from the faculty sponsor and the Queer Studies Coordinator.