HIS 252 - Women in History

Course Description

This is a survey course in Women's History. It will not only focus on the historical struggles to attain status but will also examine dominant thought within the discipline such as feminism, postmodernism, Womanist and global theories as related to women.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Analyze the evolution of the biological, ideological and political subordination of women.
Examine the different facets of social activism to achieve extension of academic and political rights.
Investigate the dominant issues relating to women such as health, reproductive rights, employment and violence.
Contrast the economic and social status women's lives in different countries and the role of culture in determining their status.
Explore the cultural expressions of women that give definition to their lives.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3