The History of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in America

HISTORY 101.013

Spring 2015
Section: 
013
Location: 
3205 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
TuTh 330-5P
CCN: 
39318
Units: 
5
  • Note new room.
  • This seminar is designed for students who want to write their theses on the subjects of race, gender, and/or sexuality in America. With guidance and assistance from the instructor, students will develop, research, and write a 30 to 50-page essay on a topic related to the seminar theme(s). We will spend the first several weeks of class reading, discussing, and analyzing a series of foundational works that shaped the study of race, gender, and sexuality in America as well as more recent essays, which reveal the shifting contours of the field. Some issues we will consider are: Conceptualizations of race, sexuality and gender in early America and how have those ideas changed (or not) over time; the relationship between social and legal constructions of racial and sexual difference and how these processes shaped the experiences of various groups; and the intersectional relationship between race and sexuality.