Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: GEN                                     Course Number: 364                                    
Course Title: History of Gender and Sexuality: Prehistory to 1650
Subject: Gender Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This class will build on the introductory surveys in gender and sexuality and global history to provide students with two new lenses through which to view history. Given that gender and sexuality are cultural constructs that represent the social mores of the cultures and times in which they exist, and thus have changed throughout history, we will move from the ancient world through 1650 to provide a chronological and global perspective on the changing meanings of sex, sexuality, and gender, and the ways in which their changes represent broader shifts in cultural values and emphases. The course will address the history of gender and sexuality in China, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and India. Primary and secondary sources provide the basis for class discussion and written assignments.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or 201, GEN 101 or HIS 203 or HIS 204 or HIS 231
  • This course is crosslisted as:   HIS 364
Start Date:    11/30/2011                         End Date: