SAN DIEGO — The LGBT community has a rich history of activism and the struggle for equality has become recognized as one of the biggest civil rights movements of modern time.
A number of academic programs have popped up across the nation to study the LGBT community, including at San Diego State University (SDSU), which allows students the option to minor in LGBT studies and will soon launch a major in the same discipline.
Through the university’s College of Extended Studies, members of the public will have the opportunity to take a short course to study LGBT political movements.
“LGBT Political Movements in Comparitive Perspective” will be offered as two-day course on Friday, Oct. 7, from 3-9 pm and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 am to 3 pm.
Taught by Dr. David Fisk, the course will examine incentives for social movements to be created as well as the political, institutional and cultural factors which can facilitate or inhibit the spread of these movements.
Fisk says that the course will not only examine LGBT political movements in the United States, but will also look at the spread of LGBT movements in other political systems in an attempt to identify similarities and differences in the formation, development, and political success of these movements.
Those who take the course will receive one-unit of credit from SDSU’s College of Extended Studies. Regularly enrolled SDSU students have the option to use the unit to complete degree requirements if allowed by their program.
The fee for the course, which will be taught on the SDSU campus, is $185.
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