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AP/HIST3234 3.0M : Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe
Term W : LECT
Instructor(s) : Schotte, Margaret E.
Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
Explores gender ideologies and their lived social and cultural meanings for women -- and men -- during modern Europe's foundational centuries, 1500-1800. Examines intersections between evolving cultural norms, familial roles, and women's varied activities in spaces outside the domestic household. Also considers gender in relation to major developments of the era -- statebuilding, capitalism, overseas expansion, religion and the literacy revolution.
Prerequisites: None. Course credit exclusions: AP/HIST 3233 6.00.
- Course Website
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- Expanded Course Description
This course places a strong emphasis on engaging with primary sources,
particularly those created by and for women. We will not only analyze their
content but also read them aloud and examine them as physical objects in order
to better understand their authors and audiences. This class will be run
seminar-style, and strongly prioritizes engaged participation. The course
includes a field trip to a local museum (with a related assignment on material
objects as historical sources).
- Weighting of Course
Tentative Grade Breakdown/Overview
Poetry recitation: 5%
Material culture analysis (3 pages): 20%
Primary source analysis (5 pages): 25%
Final exam: 25%
- Additonal Information / Notes
NOTE: Prior to buying
textbooks, students should consult the detailed course outline which will give
the final versions of the weekly syllabus and the detailed breakdown of
assignments with weighting and due dates. The course outline will be
posted in Moodle and discussed on the first day of class.
More information: http://history.laps.yorku.ca/
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