Gender Studies | Themes in the Study of Gender "Topic: Gender & Sexuality in American History"
G205 | 25569 | Gamer, W


This is not a course about "naked people", as BC Magazine once
described an earlier version.  Instead it is a course that combines
conventional historical topics with unconventional themes.  "Gender
and Sexuality in American History" examines how gender (the ways in
which various societies define what it means to be a "man" or
a "woman") and changing attitudes toward sexual behaviors influenced
selected issues and events in American history. We will consider the
European "discovery" of America, the industrial revolution, race
relations in the "Old" and "New" South, the Spanish American War and
Cold War.   We'll examine the relevance of issues that we often
think of as "private" to political and economic history.  We'll
focus on sources such as visual images, songs, novels, and films in
order to understand how Americans themselves viewed the relationship
between gender and sexuality, on one hand, and political, social and
economic events, on the other.

T: 2:30pm-3:20pm (section: 25570)    TBA	
W: 3:35pm-4:25pm (section: 25574 ) 	TBA		
T: 2:30pm-3:20pm (section: 25571)	  TBA	
W: 3:35pm-4:25pm (section: 25575 ) TBA
W: 11:15am-12:05pm (section: 25572) TBA	
R: 9:05am-9:55am (section: 25576)    TBA
W: 11:15am-12:05pm (section: 25573) TBA	
R: 9:05am-9:55am (section: 25577)	TBA