HIST361

Heroines in History

30 points

Occurrences

Description

From the days of the Virgin Mary to the advent of Lorde, this course travels through time critically recovering a wide variety of global and local historical heroines. It moves beyond traditional mythological celebration to consider how women's histories have been told, re-told, and represented. What does it take to become celebrated as an icon or role model? Themes include spirituality, health and well-being, warrior and regal identities, politics, governance and domesticity, cross-dressing, martyrdom and untimely death, imperialism, science and technology, education and glamour.

Pre-requisites

30 points at 200 level HIST, or 200 level Ancient History or 200 level MAOR.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses