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Theme: Sex and Gender in World History

Sample Course Path

People of all gendered identities have played significant roles in the making of history. This path combines a world focus with some specific regional case studies to address gender issues as they have played out, not only in recent times but also in the far past.

Please note that the courses listed below are only suggestions. Students’ individual selections may vary due to course availability and personal interest. See advisors for questions about specific courses or requirements.

Lower Division Courses
16 credits/4 courses
HIST 104 World History I: Ancient and Medieval
HIST 121 Women in World History
HIST 221 Sex in History
HIST 290 Historian’s Craft required of all majors
300-Level Upper Division Courses
12 credits/3 courses
HIST 308 History of Women in the US, I US field; pre-1800 history
HIST 308 History of Women in the US, II US field
HIST 399 Sex and Honor in the 19th Century Hispanic World Latin America field
400-Level Upper Division Courses
21 credits/5 courses
HIST 407 Gender in History required research seminar; World field
HIST 415 Topic: Women and Globalization World field
HIST 416 Women in Antiquity World field
HIST 427 Topic: European Ideas and Social Thought Europe field
HIST 442 Witches in Europe Europe field; pre-1800 history
Language Requirement
2 years of a second language or demonstrated proficiency
GER 101, 102, 103 First Year German
GER 201, 202, 203 Second Year German

Why It Works

This path emphasizes the history of gender and society around the world while also fulfilling the 49 required credits for the major.

These upper division courses provide 8 credits in pre-1800 history (HIST 308 and HIST 442) and 8 credits each in three fields of study (US, Europe, and World).

A HIST 407 research seminar is required of all majors and counts toward the overall minimum for upper division credits. The topic in this example (Gender in History) also counts toward the World field, if needed.

German is merely a suggestion based on the prevalence of European history courses in this sample path. There are many language options available at UO to fulfill the second language requirement.