HISTORY 327 - The History of Sexuality
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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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.

Course Requirements:

Journals, essay, and exams

Intended Audience:

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Class Format:

Three hours of lecture and a one-hour discussion section each week.


HISTORY 327 - The History of Sexuality
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
009 (DIS)
 In Person
F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22

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