2019-2020 Catalog

HIST 206 History of American Women

This course will examine the variety of female experiences in 19th and 20th century America by looking at the class, racial, and ethnic dimensions that shaped women's lives. A second major concern will be to study women in the context of the historical developments of their time; reform movements, westward migration, industrialization, and urbanization will be examined in light of their impact on women's experiences and values. The course will also consider a number of themes, including: popular images of women, women and sexuality, women and the family, women and work, women as consumers, and women as reformers.

Survey Requirement Met: United States


4 units