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HIS 201 Women in United States History
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: Cultural (Ethnic/Race/Gender) Awareness   Historical Awareness   Humanities   Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry   Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
Cross-Listed: None


Description: The history of women in American society from colonial times to the present with an emphasis on female leadership, social movements, race, ethnicity, social class, work and religion, and the changing definitions of womenÂ’s roles.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: ENG102 must be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Compare and contrast the basic outlines of the lives of Native American, European and African women in general at the beginning of the 17th century.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the legal, social and religious position of women in America from European settlement to the American Revolution.
3. (Analysis Level) Discuss the involvement in and analyze the impact of the American Revolution on women's lives.
4. (Synthesis Level) Explain the development and expansion of Victorian thought in America and its consequences for women in the 1800s.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze the effect of the development of slavery on slave women, wives of non-slaveholding Southerners, and wives of slaveholders in the South.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify the prominent personalities involved in the political and social reform movements of the 19th century, including the abolitionist and women's rights movements and describe women's roles in these reform efforts.
7. (Analysis Level) Examine the impact of technology and the Industrial Revolution on the lives of women in America, including immigrant and minority women, focusing on women's employment issues.
8. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the ramifications of westward movement on the women moving west and the Mexicans and Native Americans already settled there.
9. (Analysis Level) Examine the significance of the major issues of the early 20th century, including birth control, suffrage, employment, education, changing sexual mores, the Depression, two World Wars, and the Rosie the Riveter and June Cleaver roles for women.
10. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the impact of Betty Friedan's 'The Feminine Mystique' and the role of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s on the creation of the Women's Rights Movement, the sexual revolution and feminism of the 1960s and 1970s.
11. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the social changes of the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s including the issues of women's work and the conservative backlash.
12. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the current status of women's issues.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None