Subject: History
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: History


This class, moving from WWI to the 1990s Balkan Wars, from France to Ethiopia, Auschwitz, Algiers and Saigon, aims at analyzing the relationship between war, gender and sexualities. In this course we will confront not only the issue of sexual violence, but we will also talk about desire and love. By reading works based on thorough research we will see the intimate tie between the history of sexuality and military history. In this class we will expose the constructedness of gender and sexuality, and we will see how military conflicts had distinct impacts on the lives of women, men and children. Our investigation over the course of the semester will allow us to touch on a variety of themes including sexuality, gender, race, colonialism, citizenship, and more. Students taking this course should have some background in modern European history and/or gender studies.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units of senior-level HIST of which 3 credit units must be 300-level, or permission of the department.

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