WOMENSTD 327 - The History of Sexuality
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Does sex have a history? This course proposes to respond to this provocative question by demonstrating how modern notions of sexuality have emerged historically. In that sense, sex is not part of nature, it is part of culture, or rather cultures and their histories.

This lecture course will introduce students to an exciting new field of historical research. We will cast our net widely. Our history will contain histories and cultures whose sexual orders differ greatly from what we know about the West. But also within Western societies, we will discover a wealth of sexual cultures and practices that will help us transform our understanding of modern societies.

Our approach will be both topical and chronological. We will cover fields such as homosexuality, matrimony, prostitution, pornography, and transvestism. We will also investigate the interaction of sexuality with race, class, and gender. We will explore these topics by canvassing a history from ancient times to the present.

Intended audience: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Class Format: 3 hours of lecture and a 1 hour discussion section each week.

WOMENSTD 327 - The History of Sexuality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
25896
Open
26
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27547
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27548
Open
6
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
27549
Open
5
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31989
Open
2
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31990
Open
9
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
31991
Open
3
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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