Uses of the Past - Gender, Sexuality, and Global History

CLLC-L 220 / CLASS 32135 — Spring 2022

Foster Martin 012B
Days and Times
Tu/Th 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 3 credits
Course Description

This course engages with global issues of race, gender, and sexuality by examining case studies from the 20th Century. Using key methodologies from the field of gender studies, this course will teach you how to critically examine gender issues through historical lenses of colonialism and slavery. Reaching beyond history, you will be asked to bring in material and culture from your daily life and connect the past to your present experiences. Although this course does touch on the United States and Europe, the majority of lectures, discussions, and readings are focused on Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Structured in 3 key parts, this course examines historical legacies of institutionalized oppression, strategies of resistance, and contemporary takes on liberation.

Instructor: Marina Mecham

Collins Seminars: Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)