Gender, Politics and History
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: History
Course Number: LHIS 4500
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This seminar explores aspects of womens 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 discuss the major themes in gender history, develop critical and analytical skills, and appreciate current and on-going theoretical (and controversial) debates. The course analyzes such key conceptual and methodological frameworks as gender, class, sexuality, power, and race. Thematically organized, readings includeboth primary and secondary material. Students complete two papers and participate in student-led discussions. Cross-listed with New School for Social Research.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to juniors and seniors only.


Open to Lang/Jazz BA/BFA students.

Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Eugene Lang College Lib Arts students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Junior students.

Open to Fifth Year students.

Open to Senior students.