Stephanie M Camp
Advanced seminar examining central issues in historiography. Emphasizes reading, discussion, and writing.
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
Discuss and debate ideas,
Listen to others' points of view,
Engage and respond to--accept, critique, consider---others' points of view,
Practice and hone writing skills.
General method of instruction
Intensive reading, discussion, occasional short lectures.
Students need to be prepared to read about 100 pages per week, and to think and talk critically about them.
Class assignments and grading
The seminar is readings-focused, with a strong emphasis on discussion. Students will also write regular response papers to the readings and write a final paper based on library research.
Participation ~20% Response papers ~20% Presentation of final paper ~20% Final Paper ~!40%