HST 251 : The Social History of American Women

A survey of women's lives in America from the beginning of the English settlement to the present. The course considers marriage, family, childrearing, work, religion and politics. Readings, lectures, and discussions emphasize the diversity of women's lives according to age, race, ethnicity, social class, and place of residence. Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Social Phenomenon (5.4), Humanities (6.0) Fall
  1. Examine the political, social, and cultural history of a diverse population of American women from the Pre-Columbian period to the present day.
  2. Analyze and assess the ways that women have altered and shaped the social, cultural, and political face of the United States.
  3. Appraise the transformation and evolution of gender relations throughout American history and across various cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.
  4. Read and analyze both primary and scholarly sources on women’s history.
  5. Write critically and analytically about issues affecting women in American history and their greater historical context.





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