HIST3025History and Sexuality: Europe and the World (O)3 ch (3C) [W]
This course offers students a transnational history of the changing ideas, identities, and practices associated with sexuality in the modern era, c. 1750 – present. Topics will include: religious belief and moral regulation, science, medicine, and the construction of homosexual, heterosexual and inter-sexual identities, the legal regulation of prostitution, birth control, and abortion, and sexual violence in war and genocide. We will consider the effects of competing ideologies (capitalism, communism, fascism, imperialism) on sexual life and highlight the complex interplay between gender, race, class, and intimate practices. Not available for credit to students who have completed HIST 3325.