Dec 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

HST 220 United States Trans History

CS
Gender nonconforming individuals have been documented in communities and cultures in what would become the United States since the sixteenth century. The efforts of transgender people over the twentieth century and into the twenty-first to achieve visibility and justice are adding rich, vibrant chapters to the history that will be examined in this class. Students will consider trans issues as the products of specific historical, political, medical, psychiatric, social, and cultural circumstances. Analyzing primary sources, considering gender theories, and reading key texts will facilitate students understanding of trans history. The class also asks students to analyze trans identities as they intersect with ideas about sexuality, race, and medicine. 3 lecture hours per week.