History Matters: Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice (HIST 135.3)

Recent/Current Offerings

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HIST 135 02 January 2018
HIST 135 S04 January 2018
HIST 135 S06 January 2018
HIST 135 S08 January 2018
HIST 135 S10 January 2018
HIST 135 S12 January 2018
HIST 135 S14 January 2018
HIST 135 01 September 2017
HIST 135 S01 September 2017
HIST 135 S03 September 2017
HIST 135 S05 September 2017
HIST 135 S07 September 2017
HIST 135 S09 September 2017
HIST 135 S11 September 2017
HIST 135 S13 September 2017
HIST 135 S15 September 2017
HIST 135 02 January 2017
HIST 135 S02 January 2017
HIST 135 S04 January 2017
HIST 135 S08 January 2017
HIST 135 S10 January 2017
HIST 135 S12 January 2017
HIST 135 S14 January 2017
HIST 135 01 September 2016
HIST 135 S01 September 2016
HIST 135 S03 September 2016
HIST 135 S05 September 2016
HIST 135 S07 September 2016
HIST 135 S09 September 2016
HIST 135 S11 September 2016
HIST 135 S15 September 2016
HIST 135 S17 September 2016


Courses in this series examine how histories of gender, sex and society have interacted and evolved throughout time. We will explore how, in various societies, social, cultural, political, legal, and medical views of gender and sexuality have both regulated gender and sexual norms and acted as levers of change. Topics include national and transnational histories of sexuality, gender and social change (in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia). Possible areas of exploration include: media and cultural depictions of masculinity and femininity; medical, legal, cultural, and theoretical discourses on gender and sexuality; race, class, ethnicity, and indigeneity; gendered performance and geographies of sexual possibilities; demographic continuities and change; artistic representations of sexuality and gender; and, finally, histories of the family, of labour, of migration, as well as of activism, resistance, and repression as they intersect with the history of gender and sexuality.


A maximum of nine credit units of 100-level HIST may be taken for credit. Only six of these credit units may count toward a History major or minor. The remaining three credit units will count as a junior elective in Requirement 7.


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