HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Winter 2022, Section 010 - War, Gender, Masculinity, Violence
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
50-100
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This lecture-based course considers the relationship between gender and war. It asks what is the role of gender in war, and war on gender. We introduce concepts such as: combat masculinities, women and/in war, heroines and heroes, war and rape, veterans and civilian life, overseas military bases, race and the military, personal and environmental legacies, and representation of war and violence. We examine these concepts in exemplary modern wars, but also draw on legendary military conflicts taking place before the advent of modern weaponry, involving, for example, the Amazons and the samurai. We read journal articles, book sections, letters and diaries, war tales and novels, and watch documentaries, videos, and feature films.

Upon successful completion of the course, students should gain an understanding and inquisitiveness about the concept and practice of wars, including: war making involves both men and women whether or not they are combatants; gendered thinking supports the war processes; war-making typically demands certain kinds of "masculinity" in fighters of any gender; war affects most combatants' lives forever; the scope and character of victimhood, both human and environmental, is far reaching; and war system implicates sex, race and violence.

Please be aware that some of the materials we read, view or discuss in class may be disturbing and triggering.

Course Requirements:

Class and section attendance/participation (40%), in-class activities, including quizzes (20%), two exams (25%) and one paper (15%)

Intended Audience:

All students with active curiosity, regardless of their majors or levels are welcome

Class Format:

Lecture and discussion

Schedule

HISTORY 230 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
29068
Open
3
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
26539
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
26858
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
26859
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
29244
Open
11
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
011 (DIS)
 In Person
29378
Open
2
 
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M 1:00PM - 2:00PM
012 (DIS)
 In Person
29379
Open
9
 
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
 In Person
29380
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM

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