Gender, Politics, History

Term: Spring 2009

Subject Code: GHIS

Course Number: 5233

This course explores aspects of women�s history and the history of gender in the United States over the past two centuries. The course stresses the themes of difference among women and between women and men as a means of examining the social construction of gender and the logic of feminist analysis and activity. Students learn the major themes in gender history, develop critical and analytical skills, and appreciate current and on-going theoretical (and controversial) debates. Students analyze key conceptual and methodological frameworks as gender, class, sexuality, power, and race. Readings use primary and secondary material. Students complete two papers and participate in student-led discussions. This course is crosslisted with the Eugene Lang College; open to juniors and seniors only.

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