HIST 200 A - Intro Hist Interpretation
Through the careful examination of a specific topic or theme, this course provides a thorough introduction to historical interpretation. Particular attention will be devoted to research strategies, writing practices, handling primary and secondary sources, and the analysis of historiography. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Class Schedule Information: Topics will be listed in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu.
Topic: Sexual Revolution in Global Perspective Description: This course examines what is stake in the idea of -sexual revolution- both within the context of the post-1960s West and the Global South. Examining such topics as contraception, abortion, the feminist health movement, LGBTQ+ activism, and changing gender roles and values surrounding marriage and extra-marital sex, we will interrogate what the term -sexual revolution- has meant historically and where and when such -revolutions- have occurred. We will begin this class by exploring the key markers of the -sexual revolution- that occurred in the US and Western Europe in the 1960s and 70s, before we move on to consider whether or not the idea of -sexual revolution- aptly describes transformations in sexual norms and practices in non-Western locations since the 1960s. If the concept of -sexual revolution- is indeed transportable, what light does it shed on transformations in society and cultural values glob
Option 1Number of Required Visit(s): 0
Course Level: Undergraduate