Advanced Seminar: Sexuality in America
AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES 4954
Does sex have a history, and if so, how can we study it? This seminar examines important themes in the history of sexuality: the relationship between sexual ideologies and practices; racial hierarchy and sexuality; the policing of sexuality; construction of sexual identities and communities; and sexual politics at the end of the century. Students will also spend time discussing theoretical approaches to the history of sexuality, as well as methodological issues, including problems of source and interpretation. This course fulfills the history major capstone requirement as an Advanced Seminar.
Course Attributes: EN H; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM