May 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog
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SOSC 6382 - Women in American History, 1865 to the Present


Credits: 3

Surveys the history of American women from 1865 to the present and introduces the major themes, questions, and problems organizing this period of U.S. women’s history. Explores the diverse experiences of women in the past, including those of Native American women, African-American women, Asian-American women, Latinas, female workers of many kinds, female immigrants, girls, mothers, reformers, suffragists, and feminists. Examines changes and continuity in women’s sense of self and identity, their private and public experiences, and their power and status in American society. Attention is given to the ways in which gender – as a conceptual category and a system of power relations – shapes and has been shaped by social, cultural, intellectual, and political life. Also, how gender came to be configured and experienced in relation to other forms of social differences, most notably race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and age. This course may be applied to the following curricular field concentrations: humanities; American studies; gender studies; human rights and social justice; global studies.



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