Spring 2019





History of Sexuality in the U.S.

Term: 
Spring 2017
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
HISTORY (HIST)
Course Number: 
HIST 349 601
Schedule: 
Monday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 5:00pm-6:30pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

Lakhani, Zain

Crosslistings: 
GSWS349601
Course Description: 

This course explores the history of sexuality in the U.S. Centrally, it explores the past to consider why sexuality has become so central American identities, culture, and politics. Using both primary and secondary sources, we will explore the relationship between expression, regulation, ideology, and resistance; trace the emergence of distinct sexual cultures and identities; and interrogate the relationship between sexuality and other forms of social difference such as gender, class and race. We will also explore the relationship between sexuality and state building, both domestically and transnationally. Topics include reproduction, censorship, sexual violence, gay and lesbian identities, slavery, and the politics of sexually transmitted disease.