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History of Women and Gender in the United States

HIS 225W

History of Women and Gender in the United States

HIS 225W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 4 and WRITING LEVEL 2.

Surveys the role of gender in the United States. Explores theories of masculinity and femininity, the history of gender roles and the relationship of these beliefs and practices to the economy, politics, and cultural expressions of the United States. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe the historical changes in the treatment of women and the definition of gender in the United States.

Objectives:

  • Classify the roles of men and women in the United States.
  • Compare and contrast the changing definitions of femininity and masculinity in the United States.
  • Correlate the meanings of gender, race, and sexuality in the United States.

Identify gender theories appropriate for the interpretation of historical data.

Objectives:

  • Describe the theory of the social construction of gender.
  • Describe the theory of separate spheres.
  • Describe the theory of gender performativity.
  • Describe queer theory.
  • Analyze the master historical narrative using appropriate gender theories.

Analyze the ways in which gender has affected the social institutions and policies of the United States and our expectations of others.

Objectives:

  • Recognize personal reactions to gender diversity.
  • Recognize the role of gender in the extension of suffrage in the United States.
  • Recognize the role of gender in the political culture of the United States.
  • Outline the role of gender in the creation of modern social policy.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.

Objectives:

  • Document attainment of skills learned.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.

Objectives:

  • Analyze course content in written form.
  • Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.