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Women and Gender in United States History

This course explores women and gender in American history from colonial America to the present. Students examine how gender norms changed throughout history and how individuals interacted with those norms. They analyze how women and notions about gender shaped American politics: through cultural trends like fashion; through family and daily life; and through social movements such as suffrage, temperance and welfare rights. The course asks: When did gender constrict the choices that individuals faced, and when did individuals expand and even disassemble gender norms? Alternate years.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0