Gender History: Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Fall
Fall 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Sophomore
Freshman–Sophomore
Class Size: 12
50% Reserved for Freshmen
16
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Stacey Davis
European history

This program covers the history of gender in Western Europe during the medieval and early modern periods, from roughly 400 A.D. to 1650 A.D. Emphasis is on understanding shifting gender roles in light of larger socio-cultural, political, economic, legal and religious histories, especially in terms of the transition from pre-Christian society to medieval Christianity, the impact of feudalism, the advent of the printing press and the spread of literacy, the Protestant Reformation and the Wars of Religion. We will focus on common women and men, like artisans, soldiers, peasants, and nuns. Their daily experiences in their families and communities as they worked, loved, prayed, and played will be contrasted with gendered expectations for elites and portrayals of gender in literature, religious texts, and art. Most readings focus on France, the British Isles, the German states and the Dutch Republic. Reading and writing assignments are extensive; you will practice text analysis, seminar skills, and academic essay writing. 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

history, gender studies, humanities, and social sciences.

16

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Freshman-Sophomore
Class Standing: Freshman–Sophomore
Class Size: 12
50% Reserved for Freshmen
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:30 am
LIB 1412 - Workshop

Advertised schedule:

Monday 10-3; Wednesday 10-1; Thursday 10-3

Located in: Olympia