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Sophomore Seminar: Gender and History (FGSS Gateway)
FGSS 269
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 179

This Sophomore Seminar is designed to introduce students to the use of gender as a category for historical analysis and to the idea of gender as something that needs to be historicized as part of our scholarly work in other fields.The course highlights critical perspectives on the history of gender categories, the ways in which disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches create choices for how we study gender, and the relationship between gender identity and sexuality. Students will also acquire tools for analyzing the ways in which politics construct gender and gender constructs politics. Throughout the course, attention will be paid to the intersection of gender with other primary modes of power: race, class, sexuality, nationalism, and ethnicity. The course is especially appropriate for prospective history and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies majors.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will write short papers designed to teach them how to analyze and make use of secondary source materials. A final paper will teach students how to research and write a persuasive research proposal and how to find the primary sources that they will work with. Students will be asked to be individually responsible for presenting articles and structuring discussions; each student will also be asked to present a research proposal at the middle and the end of the semester.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FGSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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