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Viewing: AMST 2385 : Sex and Citizenship

Last approved: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:01:47 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:22:46 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
Sex and Citizenship
Sex and Citizenship
Fall 2017
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Chad Heap
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How gender and sexuality have shaped Americans’ understanding of citizenship; the state regulation of marriage, reproduction, military service, immigration, and access to other government resources and benefits; the cultural representation of women, LGBTQ individuals, and other sexual and gender minorities as second-class citizens; and the efforts of women, LGBTQ groups, and others to claim full equality in American culture and politics.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
 analyze and evaluate the extent to which American citizenship has been shaped by gender and sexuality since the Second World War; (GPAC Critical Thinking)
 identify and analyze how and why the meaning of citizenship and its relation to gender and sexuality have changed historically, as well as the ways that race and class have shaped these changes; (GPAC Critical Thinking & Cross-Cultural Perspectives)
 understand and analyze scholarly texts and arguments about the role of citizenship in American culture and politics, including the types of evidence and theories scholars use to develop their arguments; and (GPAC Critical Thinking & Cross-Cultural Perspectives)
 use these analytical skills to formulate logical arguments about post-WWII American citizenship and to examine how gendered, sexual, racial, and/or class differences shape our understanding of citizenship and vice versa. (GPAC Critical Thinking & Cross-Cultural Perspectives)

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Submitting for GPAC Critical Thinking (Humanities) and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
echacko (Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:42:51 GMT): Approved for Critical Thinking (Humanities) and Cross-Cultural Perspectives GPAC.
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