Gender and Culture (HIST*4010) | College of Arts

Gender and Culture (HIST*4010)

Code and section: HIST*4010*01

Term: Winter 2022

Instructor: Catherine Carstairs


Course Delivery

Face to Face: Course will be delivered in-person. Seminar discussions There will be no recordings of seminar discussions for later/online viewing.

Course Synopsis:

This course will examine how masculinity and femininity has been constructed in popular culture using women’s magazines as a source. Careful attention will be paid to the intersections of gender, race and class. In addition to analyzing some outstanding texts in this field, students will have the opportunity to write an original essay on a topic of their choice.

Methods of Evaluation and Weights:

Seminar Discussion and Participation - 25%

Essay 1 (5 pages) –25 %

Essay 2 (15-10 Pages) – 50%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

There is no textbook for the class.  All assigned readings will be available through Ares.

**Please note: This is a preliminary website 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.**