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for this section—This course surveys American women’s history from the colonial period
to the present.
Through lectures, case studies, discussions, films, and music, we will
consider historical contexts in which American women have shaped (and have been
shaped by) social, economic, political, and cultural institutions.
The class will focus on
relationships between individuals, ethnic/racial groups, and cultural groups in order to
better understand and appreciate the diversity of American institutions and cultures.
addition, course reading and materials presented in class will highlight historical and
contemporary inequities and efforts by individuals and groups to further America’s
unfinished journey toward a truly egalitarian society.
The class is especially appropriate
for History majors and minors, Social Science majors pursuing gender as a topic, students
completing the social science subject matter preparation requirements prior to entering a
teaching credential program, and undergraduates from any major seeking to satisfy GE
Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives
With a particular emphasis on the historical experiences of women, students will study
the interrelationship of individuals, racial groups, and cultural groups to understand and
appreciate issues of diversity, equality, and structured inequality in the U.S., its
institutions, and its cultures.
Student Learning Objectives: