Sep 17, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 3602 - Women Warriors: Women and War in Europe


Analyzes the role of women in military roles in Western Europe, with selected comparative examples from the United States and Africa, from a social-cultural and feminist perspective. By reconsidering the history of the military as a history that included women, this will allow students to examine critically how history is written. Additionally, students themselves will be able to apply concepts of women’s and gender history research to other, more traditional fields of history scholarship. Will be organized thematically, with specific attention to geographic and historical comparisons. Students will consider what factors allowed individual women at various times in history to take on roles as soldiers; the auxiliary roles women played in the military, including nurses, prostitutes, and family members; recent debates about women’s military service; and images of fighting women in popular culture. Additionally, evolving considerations of gender and sex(uality) definitions will inform our understanding of what it has meant at different times in history to be a fighting woman.

Requisites: Soph or Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Eligible grades: A-F,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I



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