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Shirley J. Yee
GWSS 384
Seattle Campus

Social History of American Women in the Twentieth Century

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Shirley J. Yee
Date: 12/04/2012