Women, War and Nation (HIST*2240) | College of Arts

Women, War and Nation (HIST*2240)

Code and section: HIST*2240*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: Norman Smith


Course Synopsis:

“Women, War and Nation” is a survey of the inter-connected nature of gender constructs, nation-states and violence in history, primarily focused on the nineteenth and early to mid-twentieth centuries. The course proceeds in a roughly chronological order, examining individuals, nations, revolutions, and wars across the globe. We engage in individual and comparative studies to question the gendered origins and effects of nationalism and violence in history – and their continuing relevance. Students will complete three course requirements: two exams and a term paper.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Students must complete three course requirements:
    1. Mid-Term Exam (30%)
    2. Primary Source Analytical Paper (30%)
    3. Final Exam (40%)

Texts and/or Resources Required:

Readings on Electronic Reserve (On-Line)

Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.

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