WGS 3200

Course Name: 
Women, Gender, and Sports: A History of American Female Athletes
Units: 
3

This course traces the history of American female athletes from the late 1800s through the early 21st century. By gaining an historical understanding of the contributions of female athletes, we will explore the social, political, economic, and cultural constraints that have been placed on sportswomen, and their attempts to transcend such limitations. We will use gender as a means of understanding the evolution of female athletes, and will also trace the manner by which issues of class and race inform sportswomen’s journeys over time, particularly with regard to issues of femininity and homophobia.
This course fulfills the second writing requirement.

Instructor: 
Bonnie Hagerman
Course Category: 
Gender Concentration