Zakiya R. Adair
Includes units on American, European, and Third World women that examine centers of women's activities, women's place in male-dominated spheres (politics), women's impact on culture (health, arts), and the effect of larger changes on women's lives (technology, colonization). Offered: jointly with GWSS 283; A.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of women’s history and will explore the different ways in which feminist historians have re-conceptualized women’s history. We will also explore women’s experience outside of traditional historical periodization. The purpose of this course is to provide a more complex understanding of traditional categories of historical interpretation. An additional purpose will also be to problematize feminist historians’ approaches to women’s experience. Specifically this course will use a multi-racial rather than uni-racial approach to women’s experience in and throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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General method of instruction
In class lectures and discussion.
Class assignments and grading