American Woman Essay

2119 Words Sep 20th, 2011 9 Pages
Women in American Society

HIST 25B Dr. Tracy Sachtjen
Tuesday Sections
Fall 2011 (626) 585-3279, C-349 M @ 10:25am-1:25pm T @ 11:30am-Noon W @ 10:25am-12:25pm
Course Description
This course investigates women’s roles in U.S. history and contemporary society. Covering three periods of American life, we will study how women’s roles have changed in response to cultural conflict and political movements. We’ll start with an introduction to women’s history and the analysis of gender. We’ll then move back historically into the colonial experiment of the 1600s and 1700s, in the world of contact among indigenous communities, European settlers, and African migrants. As you’ll
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If you’ve read thoroughly, taken notes, and thought about the readings, you’ll be prepared for the quiz.

I give out extra credit like candy. Enjoy!

• Essay 1 (20%) Due in class on Sept. 27 • Essay 2 (20%) Due in class on Nov. 1 • Essay 3 (20%) Due in class on Dec. 13

Student Learning Objectives
As per the Social Sciences Division, the objectives for this course state that upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Recognize ways in which women in American society are stereotyped. 2. Assess the effect of stereotyping on women and the society as a whole. 3. Illustrate the diversity of women's life situations. 4. Analyze the roles and status of women over four centuries, emphasizing both continuity and change. 5. Demonstrate knowledge of the ways in which women have affected the creation of American democratic institutions philosophically, economically, politically, socially, and culturally, both individually and

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