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HIST& 215
Women in US History

Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Social Sciences] [Diversity]

Lecture Hours:50

Survey of the significant contributions (social/moral/legal/political/economic/religious) of women to the growth and development of the United States from the early Native American societies to the present. Student may not earn credit for both HIST& 215 and WST 215. Course taken prior to fall 2010 also accepted for diversity requirement. Formerly HIST 280, Women in US History. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply research skills to find primary documents (print, digital media).
  • Evaluate different historical evidence in the formulation and analysis of a problem or question.
  • Identify individual women and organizations that have influenced the formation and growth of the United States.
  • Differentiate between the characteristics of the Indigenous, Colonial, and United States eras of North American history.
  • Examine and evaluate the effectiveness of attempts by women to gain equality in each time period.
  • Analyze the significant social/economical/legal/political impediments to women in the eras examined.
  • Practice positive interactions with other students in group activities and assignments.

  • Course Topics
  • Overview and discussion of primary historical documents.
  • General examination of the historical periods of the course (Indigenous, Colonial, United States).
  • Historical overview of the social/economic/legal/political impediments to women's equality/access/power.
  • Description of the individual women and groups of women who have significantly impacted the development of the United States.
  • Explore the successful attempts by women to gain equality and power in the three eras.
  • Engage in various individual and group activities that involve reading, research, writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.

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    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.