Sophomore Seminar: Gender and History (FGSS Gateway)|
Spring 2010 not offered
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.
Writing assignments are designed to improve writing skills as well as to explore subject matter of the course.
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|Course Format: 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
|Examination 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.