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Last approved: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:03:20 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
American Studies (AMST)
Sexuality in U.S. History
Sexuality in U.S. History
Fall 2017
Course Type
Discussion Group
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade




Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
HIST 2380 - Sexuality in U.S. History
WGSS 2380 - Sexuality in U.S. History
Fee Type


Examination of the changing social organization and meaning of sexual practices and desires in American culture, with particular attention to the relationship between sexuality and gendered racial and class identities and politics. Same as HIST 2380/ WGSS 2380.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
• analyze and evaluate whether sexuality is a social and cultural construction rather than an essential or biological fact;
• identify and analyze how and why the social organization and cultural meaning of sexual practices and desires has changed historically, as well as the ways that race, class, gender, and religion have shaped these changes;
• understand and analyze scholarly texts and arguments about the role of sexuality in American life, including the types of evidence and theories scholars use to develop these arguments; and
• use these analytical skills to formulate logical arguments about sexuality in U.S. history and to examine how racial, class, gender and/or religious differences shape our understanding of sexuality and vice versa.
Uploaded a Course Syllabus

Course Attribute
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 1
CCAS-Amer.Studies Focus Area 4
Gen Ed: Humanities
CCAS - GCR: Humanities
ESIA-Americas GCR (Pre2010)
SPHHS-Humanities Courses

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