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HIST 2207 – Histories of Western Sexualities

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

Histories of Western Sexualities aims to help students understand that, contrary to our intuitive understanding, sexuality - both our sexual practices and our attitudes towards sexuality - have varied enormously over time and between cultures – that is, our sexuality is "historically contingent" and "socially constructed". Given the enormity of the subject, the course will focus on sexuality in Western cultural experience and the topics covered will vary from semester to semester.