History of Sexuality in the United States

At some point in the semester, students in History 302 — History of Sexuality in the United States — made the suggestion that the class should end with a gathering at my house. Given the culture of the course, the suggestion was an apt one. All semester long, we had been talking together — asking questions, looking (and sometimes finding) answers, laughing, worrying, learning. It seemed only right that we should end the class by eating together. Although the new course is one offered as a means of fulfilling a requirement of the new Gender Studies minor at Bethel University, many students were taking it simply because they were interested in the subject (or, let’s be honest, because they were Daniel Rimmereid’s roommate or friend). When I put this course together, I wasn’t sure how it would go. Thanks to the students who took it this semester, I’m eager to teach it for the rest of my career at Bethel. Look for it again in Spring 2016!

Students in HIS 302 celebrate the ending of the semester at Prof. Kooistra's house.
Students in HIS 302 celebrate the ending of the semester at Prof. Kooistra’s house.

 

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