WOMENSTD 327 - The History of Sexuality
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
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)
 
23848
Open
9
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
24977
Open
1
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
24978
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
24979
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27013
Open
2
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
27014
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
27015
Open
2
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
27910
Open
4
12LSA Hnrs
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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