HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar
Section: 005 Gender, Race, and Class in American History
Term: FA 2010
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Course Note:
A basic introduction to historical thinking and method through small-course seminar experience. Topics vary from term to term; however, no matter what the topic, students can expect to spend a great deal of time learning to think critically about historical questions and to write well. As such, the First-Year seminar should serve as an introduction to upper-level course work in history and related fields of study.
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Students will use the techniques of historical analysis to unravel how different notions of gender, race, and class have been invented and have interacted with social and structural events on the ground in American history. We will also explore the historiography of these topics: how historians have identified, analyzed, and written about them and how approaches and understandings have changed with new methodologies and theories over time. Students will be introduced to the concept of social construction — the idea that ideas as well realities regarding race, gender and class status are not fixed, universal and biologically based, but are shaped and determined by the interconnection of cultural values, history, time, space, and place. They will also be urged to think about how these categories intersect. This seminar is a small reading and discussion class, so regular attendance and participation are mandatory. There is a strong writing component.

HISTORY 197 - First-Year Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
38737
Open
1
16Y1
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: ALL SECTIONS OF HISTORY 197 ARE RESTRICTED TO FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS.
003 (SEM)
P
45953
Open
0
5Y1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Section 003: Meets with AMCULT 103.003
004 (SEM)
P
45087
Open
10
10Y1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with ENGLISH 140.002
005 (SEM)
P
43899
Open
5
 
13Y1
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M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
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