Sophomore Seminar: Gender and History (FGSS Gateway)|
Spring 2008 not offered
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)
Joan Scott, GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF HISTORY
Judith Walkowitz, CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT: NARRATIVES OF SEXUAL DANGER IN LATE-VICTORIAN LONDON
George Chauncey, GAY NEW YORK: GENDER, URBAN CULTURE, AND THE MAKING OF THE GAY MALE WORLD
Judith Leavitt, TYPHOID MARY
Philippa Levine, PROSTITUTION, RACE, AND POLITICS: POLICING VENEREAL DISEASE IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE
Barbara Goldsmith, OTHER POWERS: THE AGE OF SUFFRAGE, SPIRITUALISM, AND THE SCANDALOUS VICTORIA WOODHULL
Anna Davin, GROWING UP POOR
Christine Stansell, CITY OF WOMEN
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Written response papers, midterm, final, individual research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance and class participation. This course is a gateway to the Women's Studies major.
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