U.S. Naval Academy Offers Course in Gender and Sexuality

An English course at the U.S. Naval Academy teaches students theories of gender and sexuality.

The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained information about the course, titled Topics in Gender and Sexuality in Literature.

The course focuses on feminism from the 1970s and includes lessons on LGBTQ ideology, race, class, and Critical Race Theory (CRT).

According to a course description found in the syllabus, gender and sexuality studies began as “Women’s Studies, which was one of the many outcomes of the Second Wave Feminist Movement of the 1970s and 80s.”

The course “promises” to help the officer candidates “read and write critically about gender and sexuality in literature and in your experience.”

During one of the class periods, students will learn about a “Genderbread Person,” a concept used to explain the difference between gender identity and expression.

Where the U.S. Naval Academy is offering a course on gender, West Point Military Academy is offering a minor in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

“The Diversity and Inclusion Studies Minor (DISM) exposes cadets to varied perspectives & methodologies for understanding and studying the humanities,” reads a description of the minor. “By carefully drawing from existing courses in multiple departments, the DISM complements and enhances the core curriculum, academic majors, and several West Point Centers and committees.”

“Moreover, the DISM at West Point offers cadets a framework for critically and creatively thinking about the broader impact of diversity and inclusion at the individual, organizational, societal, and/or global levels – providing them with knowledge and insights that can help prepare them to lead in today’s Army.”