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Lynn M. Thomas
HIST 580
Seattle Campus

Gender and History

Introduction to gender as category of historical analysis, examining the impact of feminist theory within the discipline of history. Course traces historiographical debates in women's and gender history and explores, through cross-cultural comparisons, how scholars have conceived the relationship between gender and categories such as class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Class description

This course introduces students to gender as a category of historical analysis, examining the impact of feminist theory within the discipline of history. It traces historiographical debates in women's and gender history and explores how scholars have conceived the relationship between gender and categories such as class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

This is graduate-level course in the History Department. All students should have some background in history and/or feminist scholarship.

Class assignments and grading

This is a weekly seminar. Grades will be based on class participation, three three-page response essays, and one fifteen-page historiographical essay.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moran Tompkins
Date: 02/09/2004