HIST 797 (02) - Colloquium


Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 10295
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 500
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Cross listed with : HIST 897.02
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Michael Leese

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 422
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Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome


Greco-Roman notions of gender and sexuality are some of the most interesting aspects of ancient culture for modern students living in a Judeo-Christian society. Therefore, this course includes both ancient views of gender and also the full evidence for the complexity of the notion of sexuality in the Greco-Roman world. The precise nature of ancient Greek and Roman patriarchy and the similarities and differences with the patriarchy of the modern world will be explored throughout. Students will also learn about the fluidity of gender and sexuality in Greco-Roman cultural thought, which will provide them with an important perspective from which to consider the traditionally binary notions of these phenomena in the modern world and the ways in which these binary dichotomies are currently being broken down. Fulfills Group II for History Major requirement.