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GWS 387 DVB - History of Sexuality in U.S.

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Explores a wide variety of sources to understand how notions of sexuality have emerged and been contested at key moments in U.S. history. Our guiding questions include: How have "official" or governing discourses of sexuality (in law, medicine, religions, science) been formulated- In turn, how have "ordinary" people understood and practiced their sexuality- How has the meaning of particular sexual practices changed over time- How have ideas about race, gender, and/or class been embedded within the discourse of sexuality at different moments in U.S. history- What methods of reading and interpretation are most useful for the historical study of sexuality- Also emphasizes skills such as critically analyzing primary sources within their historical context; interpreting different types of primary sources; locating, understanding, and evaluating scholarly secondary sources; and presenting historical arguments, based on both primary and secondary sources. Course Information: Same as HIST 387.

Special Instructions:

Meets w/HIST 387 (CRN: 58038, Sec. SS)

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall


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