COLQ:DOCUMENTING LESBIAN LIVES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Study of Women and Gender

Course Number: 
270
Institution: 
Smith College
Grounding our work in the current scholarship in lesbian history, this course will explore lesbian communities, cultures, and activism. While becoming familiar with the existing narratives about lesbian lives, students will be introduced to the method of oral history as a key documentation strategy in the production of lesbian history. Our texts will include secondary literature on late 20th century lesbian culture and politics, oral history theory and methodology, and primary sources from the Sophia Smith Collection (SSC). Students will conduct, transcribe, edit, and interpret their own interviews for their final project. The course objectives are: an understanding of modern lesbian movements and cultures from a historical perspective, basic skills in and knowledge of oral history methods, and the rich experience of being historians by creating new records of lesbian lives. Prerequisites: SWG 150 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 20. (E)
Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
38482-S13

Course Sections

COLQ:DOCUMENTING LESBIAN LIVES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Kelly Anderson

kpanders@smith.edu

MW 09:00-10:20

HILLYR 109