Sep 23, 2020  
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HIST 284 - Imagined Queens: Female Rulers in History & Media

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as WMST 284 ) This intensive course allows students to explore how and why queens—whether it is Elizabeth I or Elizabeth II—remain subjects of endless curiosity. How did contemporaries connect their queens to other political and culture issues? How, when and why do they draw our attention today? This intensive investigates these questions in three parts. The semester begins readings, films, documentaries, and social media to discuss women, gender, and power. There is a field trip to the Vanderbilt Mansion to see how ideas about queen ship and royalty influenced material culture. By the end of this section, each student chooses, through preliminary research and ongoing consultation with the instructor, a queen on which to focus. In the second part of the class, each student leads class on their topic. With the assistance of continued mentoring and technology workshops, students  each develop a week-long syllabus providing readings and other media, such as films or even material objects, such as fashion. The last third focuses on a final research project that may be a traditional term paper, a blog combining images and text, or a creative piece. This process is facilitated through workshops that allow for students to develop research skills, peer feedback and continued one-on-one mentoring. This course combines traditional and non-traditional instructional methods, both independent and collaborative work, and flexible scheduling. This intensive aims to help students to understand the connections between teaching, learning, and research as well as providing them with different models for how to showcase these skills. Sumita Choudhury.

One 3-hour period.

Course Format: INT



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