2018-2019 University Catalogue 
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2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 304 - Sex and Sexualities in U.S. History (US)

Explores the complex and often hidden histories of sex and sexuality in U.S. history, from the Revolutionary era to the present day. Students will consider how American views of sex, desire, and other intimate matters have changed over time, influencing both private decisions and public policies. Topics to be examined include: the emergence of hetero- and homosexuality as categories of experience and identity; the contested boundaries drawn between sociability, friendship, and romance; experiences of dating and courtship; representations of sex and sexualities in popular culture; the development of women’s lib and LGBTQ politics; and the significance of gender, class, racial/ethnic, and generational differences. Students will read broadly in the field to understand the kinds of questions historians are pursuing in this growing area of study. (US)

Credits: 1.00
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No First-year
Area of Inquiry: Social Relations,Inst.& Agents
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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