HS-325I : Girl Cultures

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
History
Subject:
History
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3
The course draws on the methods and materials of history, women's studies, and cultural critique to introduce students to the fields of girl studies and third wave feminist theory. Using a framework that emphasizes the intersections of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality in cultures, theories, and activism that girls and women create and navigate, students gain a deeper understanding of the formation of girl cultures from a theoretical and empirical perspective. Girlhood does not simply reflect society: it foreshadows new social and cultural practices, temporary as they may be, in a prophetic and annunciatory way. Students will be expected to treat girlhood as constituted through experience, a careful analysis of which should lead to the historicization of that process. 3 credits FULFILLS WOMEN'S STUDIES AND HISTORY LAI, GLOBAL, AND INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENTS.