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2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

HIST-263 History of Women in the United States

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ENGL-100 (ACSR-100), completion of ELAP-120 with a 2.0, or completion of RDNG-030, ACLT-075 or ACLT-076.
This course will examine the social economic and political history of women in the United States from its beginnings up to the present. It will explore how the daily lives legal rights educational and occupational opportunities and social position of women has changed over time.

Course Outcomes
1. Analyze the different circumstances faced by women based on differences in race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status 2. Evaluate the development of women’s legal and political rights 3. Assess the changes in women’s working lives and the sexual division of labor 4. Assess changes in women’s family roles and sexuality 5. Analyze the changing ideologies about women’s roles in American society 6. Evaluate the effect the changing role of women has had on men 7. Evaluate contemporary struggles of American women utilizing a broad historical perspective 8. Analyze primary documents and visual sources on the history of women in the United States