HIST 498 C - Research and Writing Seminar - Gender and Sexuality
Capstone course required of all majors. Students will make history by researching and writing a work of original scholarship. Several of these seminars are offered each term and each focuses on a special topic, thus allowing students with similar interests to work through the process of gathering, interpreting, and organizing historical evidence under the direction of an expert in the field. The topics on offer each semester will be listed in the Class Schedule and described in the department's course guide at http://www.history.illinois.edu. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours.
Topic: Gender and Sexuality in Global Context Description: Gender and Sexuality in Global Context This course takes transnational and comparative approaches to analysis of gender, race, and sexuality. We will look at diverse gender and sexuality systems from the classical to modern era in places from Iran to India to Nigeria. We examine the historical processes such as colonialism by which Western gender and sexual dichotomy crossed borders and generated contests and negotiations in the reconfiguration of social relations in local spaces. Students will learn the necessary skills to conduct original research, present on the outcome, and write a long paper based on their archival work.
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Course Level: Graduate