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Course Details [gender]

Please note: This course listing only provides courses that are listed in the Gender/Cultural Studies department. Electives from other departments are available on a semester-by-semester basis and are approved by the program director. A sample list of electives are provided on the Gender/Cultural Studies program fact sheet. This coursework is subject to change.

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This course information is derived from the Online Course Catalog, which is under development. The information may not be accurate and is provided only as a convenience. Please consult the print or PDF version of the Course Catalog for all official course information.

Special Topics

Considers sex, gender and masculinity in America, 17th century (Indian Wars and Witch Trials), the late 18th century (Revolution and Early Republic) and the late 19th century (Industrialization, Empire and the Boy Scouts), with some stops in between. In considering masculinity in American history, we will examine topics such as citizenship, politics, the meaning of work, the nature of family, and the importance of war. In the process, we will be developing critical analytical skills as well as historical knowledge. More importantly, we will be considering the ways in which the construction and meaning of American masculinity has changed over time. While constructions of gender, and masculinity in particular, have often been taken to be constant, we will discover that they have in fact been constantly evolving, and in rather remarkable ways. This course will trace some of those developments.

Course details

  • Course number: GCS-412
  • Credits: 4.00
  • Academic Level: Graduate
  • Currently Offered: Yes
  • Course Type: Lecture

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