HC 221H: Sex and the City: Intimacy and the Urban Milieu in European Literature and Thought

Professor: Rebecca Schuman

4.00 credits

• CRN 13090: Monday & Wednesday, 1615-1745 @ This course will be held remotely

How do humanity’s closest relationships — with sexual partners, neighbors, members of one’s own community or even with individuals one marginalizes — shape, provoke or challenge the concept of the self and of “culture”? Throughout this interdisciplinary humanities survey course, students will discover, analyze and question the numerous overlapping relationships between sexuality and the European urban environment from the Middle Ages to the present day. As students encounter a challenging diversity of disciplines — literature, film, philosophy and history — they will enter into a rigorous dialogue with their learning community, sharpening their skills in close reading, critical thinking, multi-genre writing and oral communication.