Gay/Lesbian History: An Intro
In this course we will explore some varieties of lesbian and gay experience in transhistorical and cross-cultural perspective. Beginning with considerations of theoretical issues involved in the study of the history of sexuality, we will focus on several specific studies of homosexual individuals and communities in ancient, medieval, and modern societies. Special, but not exclusive, emphasis will be placed on the history of homosexuality in Western societies. This course counts as elective credit towards the WAGS major.