Stephanie M Camp
Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.
This class focuses on how people have shaped the meanings and experiences of human bodies, largely (but not exclusively) in the U.S. Race, gender, sex, technology, class and status, historical time period––all of these, we will see, influenced ideas about the body and bodily identities.
Student learning goals
Debate and verbally explore ideas
Critical reading skills.
Critical social & cultural analysis
General method of instruction
Intensive reading and weekly discussion.
Class assignments and grading
Approximately 100 pages of reading per week; weekly response papers; discussion; research and writing of a final presentation and final ten-page paper.