History of Sexuality and Gender (HIST*6360) | College of Arts

History of Sexuality and Gender (HIST*6360)

Code and section: HIST*6360*01

Term: Winter 2024


Calendar Description

This course will examine the history of gender and/or sexuality in different cultures, paying close attention to various theoretical approaches to understanding the history of gender and/or sexuality. The chronological and geographic focus of the course may vary according to the interests and expertise of the instructor.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): Department of History  
Location(s): Guelph  

Specific Course Description

This course will be oriented towards primary source research.  Students will use periodicals to explore the history of gender and sexuality.  Most students will likely use the Women’s Magazine Archive, which includes magazines from the US and Canada, but students who study other parts of the world or more specialized topics and have periodicals available to them are welcome to use other sources.   The course will be a co-operative research course.  We will start with several weeks of common readings and then students will take the responsibility for leading individual weeks, assigning secondary and primary sources to their fellow students in collaboration with the professor.  The course will culminate with conference-style presentations on their research.  


Participation: 40%
Presentation: 10%
Final Paper: 50%

Method of Delivery: 

In person, although if there are a large number of students from Laurier and Waterloo, we can consider meeting every second week online. 


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