HIST 154
History of American Feminisms Spring 2018
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed HIST 154 / WGSS 154
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This class takes a historical approach to the development of feminist movements and ideas in the United States. Moving from expressions of women’s rights in the 18th century up to the present, the class will examine how diverse groups of women organized for and understood the goal of women’s equality. It focuses especially on the breadth of women’s mobilization and the ways that race, class and sexuality intersected with political movements over time. Historical case studies and documents–including written analyses, films and popular media–will highlight major areas of agreement and disagreement between activists from a broad range of political perspectives, including conservative feminism, labor feminism, womanism, Third World feminism, transnational feminism, and queer/lesbian feminism.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3432
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: three short essays (3-5 pages); one research paper (10- 12 pages); class participation
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 154 Division II WGSS 154 Division II
Attributes: HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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