WGST 356
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. History
Last Offered Fall 2008
Division II
Cross-listed HIST 356 / WGST 356
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course explores the shifting, contested, and intersecting meanings of race, gender, and sexuality in the United States. We will begin with three units designed to introduce the theoretical and methodological literature (one each on gender, sexuality, and race), and then devote the rest of our sessions to analyzing a series of specific historical topics examining the ways that race, sexuality, and gender have been imagined, policed, legislated, experienced, and performed in modern U.S. History. Topics to be explored include the development of and challenges to categories of race, sex, and gender; laws and cultural norms regarding sex and relationships; racial and sexual violence and organized resistance; and historical debates about family, immigration, work, and reproduction.
The Class: Format: discussion
Limit: 30
Expected: 20-25
Class#: 1470
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, two short papers, and a final historiographical paper
Prerequisites: none
Unit Notes: meets Group F requirement in History major only if registration is under HIST
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 356 Division II WGST 356 Division II
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
WGST Racial, Sexual + Cultural Diversity Courses
WGST Feminist Theory Courses

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