Undergraduate Fields of Specialization: Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
This field of specialization enables students to undertake a comparative history of women, gender, and sexuality. Students will consider the historical construction of these categories in different eras and geographic regions; will investigate how these categories have intersected with other political or social developments; and will examine how ideas about gender and sexuality have influenced structures of power and of inequity. Courses examine topics such as the history of work and social policy; the history of women’s movements; the gendered history of the nation, race, and ethnicities; the history of women and religion; the history of masculinities; the history of sexualities; the gendered development of science and technology; the history of violence, the military, war, and peace; and the gendered history of popular culture and collective memory.