Jun 02, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

HIS 215 History of Women in the United States

Prerequisite: ENG 101  
3 credits

This course examines the position of women in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present. Topics of study will include the origins and issues of the women’s rights movement in the mid-19th century, the women’s suffrage movement culminating in the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, women in factory work during World War II, the women’s movement in the 1960s and 1970s, and women in the United States today. Topics to be considered will include women and politics, women and the law, women and patterns of work, women and business, women and religion, women and athletics, women and homemaking, women and assertiveness, women and sexuality, women and aging, women and divorce, and women and affirmative action. Not offered every year.