HIST349 - HIST OF SEXUALITY IN US

Description: 
This course introduces students to a relatively new field of inquiry, the history of sexuality in the U.S. It explores the past to consider why sexuality has become so central to American identities, culture, and politics. Primary documents and other readings focus on the history of sexual ideology and regulation; popular culture and changing sexual practices; the emergence of distinct sexual identities and communities; the politics of sexuality; and the relationship between sexuality and other forms of social difference, such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, and class. Topics include many with continuing relevance to contemporary public debate: among them, sexual representation and censorship, sexual violence, adolescent sexuality, the politics of reproduction, gay and lesbian sexualities, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Instructors: 
PEISS, KATHY
Day and Time: 
MW 1000AM-1100AM
Room: 
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 401
Activity: 
LEC
Cross Listings: 
  • GSWS349401
Registration Notes: 
SECTION ACTIVITY CO-REQUISITE REQUIRED; CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN US