Course Syllabus

What you’ll learn

How women’s participation in, exclusion from, and impact on American economic, political, and social life have altered American history

How key figures and events have challenged the role of women in the home and workplace

How ideas, such as democracy, citizenship, liberty, patriotism, and equality have differently shaped the lives of women and men

How women of different races and classes have experienced work, both inside and outside the home

How historians of women and gender study America’s past, including hands-on opportunities to practice analyzing primary sources from the present and the past

How women’s history has developed and changed over time