HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 008 Sex and Sexuality in Popular Culture Since 1880
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We will explore how changing ideas about sex, sexuality, and gender appeared in certain types of twentieth-century popular culture. As a group, we will learn to interpret media, such as movies or television, as historical texts that provide insight into past notions about sex in the United States. To this end, we will start with the assumption that media functions as mechanisms of socialization and as a venue for expressing popular concerns or beliefs about gender roles, same-sex desire, race and so forth. We will uncover how the media represented historical issues such as courtship among heterosexuals, pornography, gay liberation, and birth control. At the same time, we will seek to uncover the voices of groups that the mainstream media have often omitted (or actively sought to silence) in discussions about sex. To that end, much of our course reading will draw from academics engaged in an assortment of overlapping fields. Students will be introduced to scholarship in race and ethnic studies, queer studies, feminist studies, and so forth.

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27742
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MW 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 204.003
002 (DIS)
P
29195
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
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29196
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Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
29197
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (DIS)
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29198
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
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29199
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
29200
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (LEC)
P
30960
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13
 
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M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets with AMCULT 205.007
009 (LAB)
 
30961
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13
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in this lab when registering for 230.008. Meets with AMCULT 205.008
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