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Intimate Histories: Topics in the History of Sex, Gender, and the Body

HIST 349
Spring 2012 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 345, FGSS 349
Course Cluster: Disability Studies

This upper-level seminar addresses the history of the body, as well as the regimes of power and normality that produce ideas of health, sexuality, and gender in time and space. It is intended to support students who wish to do interdisciplinary or historical research and writing in queer, trans, feminist, disability, and/or sexuality studies. Themes we will address include the role of formal and popular science in producing new identities, the political uses of gender and sexuality, methods of assigning gender and ability, the transformative power of pain, and the role of stigma in articulating similar bodies differently.

Essential Capabilities: Information Literacy, Interpretation
Students will be asked to locate and interpret primary archival material that helps them make an argument about the history of contemporary condition of sexed, sexualized and/or gendered bodies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)

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