Shirley J. Yee
Analyzes major themes in the history of women in North America from 1890 through the 1990s. Themes include family and community formation, social activism, education, paid and unpaid labor patterns, war, migration, and changing conceptions of womanhood and femininity in the twentieth century. Offered: jointly with HSTAA 374.
This quarter, the course will cover consumer and popular culture, science and technology as they relate to the domestic realm (ex. drugs and tupperware), family and community formations, sexuality, paid and unpaid labor patterns, war, migration and social movements such as birth control, anti-lynching, civil rights and multi-cultural feminist movements.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture with opportunities for class discussions.
Some background in U.S. history
Class assignments and grading
Research and writing assignments
Written exam performance, class participation, and completion of all written assignments.