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Fall 2021
Oct 05,2022
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U.S. Women ’s and Gender History examines U.S. history from the time the settlers arrived in North America through the present day. We focus on U.S. women’s history—with attention to race, class, region, ethnicity, and age—while simultaneously tracing how the changing definition of gender has impacted general historical trends. The course strives to present women’s and gender history as both an integral part of United States history and as a unique subject of historical investigation. We touch on a variety of topics in U.S. history, such as movements for abolition and suffrage, working-class mobilizations, efforts to regulate sexuality, campaigns for civil rights, feminist and anti-feminist activity, and shifts in electoral politics. You also will be introduced to the methodology of women’s history and the often hidden and forgotten gender dimensions of the American past. The course, for example, engages with a variety of concepts currently at the center of related scholarship, including: “separatism as strategy,” female moral authority, cross-class alliances, maternalism and the welfare state, and the “politics of respectability.” Lectures, discussions, course assignments, and primary and secondary source readings will help you to develop a framework for thinking like a historian. You will become a better researcher and writer who can analyze sources more effectively, form well-supported arguments, and think historically about yourselves and the world. U.S. Women ’s and Gender History fulfills the General Education Historical Perspectives requirement and a 200-level course requirement within the History major and minor. U.S. Women 's and Gender History also fulfills the gender and sexuality category requirement of the American Studies major and is an elective for the Women‘s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
MJ-AMER-Gender & Sexuality, MJ-AMER- Amer History, MJ-AMER-Gender Issues, Gen Ed 18-Historical Prspctve

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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