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Spring 2015-2016
* HIS 384 / GSS 384 (HA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Gender and Sexuality in Modern America

Margot Canaday

This course examines the history of gender and sexuality across the 20th century, with emphasis on both regulation and resistance. Topics include early homosexual subcultures; the commercialization of sex; reproduction and its limitation; sex, gender, and war; cold war sexual containment; the feminist movement; conservative backlash; AIDS politics; same-sex marriage; Hillary; and many others.

Sample reading list:
George Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making...
Larry Kramer, The Normal Heart
Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality
Leslie Reagan, When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law
Nancy Cott, The Grounding of Modern Feminism

Reading/Writing assignments:
150 pages of reading per week; 5-6-page paper; 10-page paper.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40209 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:58 Limit:100
40210 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
40211 P02 11:00 am - 11:50 am T   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
40216 P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
40212 P04 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:8 Limit:14
40213 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
40214 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed
40215 P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43563 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled