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Sophomore Seminar: Gender and History (FGSS Gateway)
FGSS 269
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIST 179

This Sophomore Seminar is designed to introduce students to the use of gender as a category for historical analysis. The course highlights research skills, critical thinking, and debate about the nature and connections between gender and history. It provides a thematic overview of current research topics in the study of women, men, gender, and sexuality, as well as new methods and approaches to conventional topics of interest to historians: power, agency, experience, social movements, events, and ideas. Students learn how to write histories that focus on women's experiences and acquire tools for analyzing the ways in which politics construct gender and gender constructs politics. They also develop critical thinking about the assumptions, practices, and rhetoric of the discipline of history, discovering how the writing of history is not simply a record of changes in the social organization of gender but also a participant in the production of knowledge and perceptions of sexual difference. 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: Writing
Writing assignments are designed to improve writing skills as well as to explore subject matter of the course.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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