Aug 08, 2022
HIS 254 - History of Women in the United States: The 20th Century 3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Survey of American women’s history from 1890 to the present. Includes early 20th century gender, race/ethnicity, class formation, women and war, civil rights, feminist and other social movements, and feminism’s change to the present.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS and C; Meets CTE - SBS and C.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Describe changes in social roles and opportunities for American women from the late 19th century to the present.
- Describe major issues for contemporary American women.
- Identify and describe the role of American Women in social reform, women`s suffrage, gender and ethnic empowerment, temperance, family planning, and equal rights.
- Discuss the evolving attitudes of society toward sexuality and the feminine.
- Early Twentieth Century Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Class Formation
- Early organizations
- World War I
- Nineteenth Amendment
- Construction of a norm and its aftermath
- Women’s labor in and out of the home
- The educated woman
- Welfare state, sexual politics and suffrage
- Depression experiences
- Shifting conceptions of women’s roles in society and motherhood.
- Women and War
- European and American women
- Rosie the Riveter
- The fifties
- Minority experiences
- Civil Rights, Feminist, and other Social Movements
- Racial and ethnic activism
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Work and social change
- Abortion and Reproductive Rights
- Writing assignments
- Feminisms: Changes Since 1970s
- Sexualities and body images
- Mass marketing and body image
- Diverse visions and a wider scope
Full Academic Year 2018/19
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