WOMENSTD 327 - The History of Sexuality
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
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)
 
35917
Open
24
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
37635
Open
4
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
37637
Open
4
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
37639
Open
10
 
1
W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
40397
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
40399
Open
7
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
40401
Closed
0
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
CTOOLS
Note:
You can buy your textbooks at Commom Language Bookstore, our local bookstore of choice. They can deliver books to our second class meeting. Go to www.glbtbooks.com. The delivery options are explained there.
ISBN: 9780872200777
Symposium, Author: Plato., Publisher: Hackett Pub. Co 1989
Required
ISBN: 9780465097081
Three essays on the theory of sexuality, Author: Freud, Sigmund, 1856-1939., Publisher: Basic Books 2007
Required
ISBN: 9780465009572
Why marriage? : the history shaping today's debate over gay equality, Author: Chauncey, George., Publisher: Basic Books 2004
Required
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