SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 9:56:01 PMHIST 18.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 18.1Title:  HIST WOM THRU RECON  
Full Title:  Hist of Women & Social Change in the US Thru Reconstruction
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An in-depth social historical study of the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in the U.S. from the perspective of the American woman -- her experience, roles, achievements, and contributions from the Pre-Colonial Period to the Reconstruction era.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An in-depth social historical study of the political, economic, cultural, & social developments in the U.S. from the perspective of the American woman--her experiences, roles, achievements, & contributions--from the Pre-Colonial Period to the Reconstruction era.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Social and Behavioral Sciences
American Institutions
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2020
 DSocial Science  
 D4Gender Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2011Fall 2020
 D4Gender Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 2010Fall 2011
 D4Gender Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
 DSocial ScienceFall 1994Fall 2010
 D4Gender Studies  
 X1U.S. History  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 2010
 4DGender Studies  
 XAU.S. History  
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1994Fall 2010
 XAU.S. History  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Examine, evaluate and discuss the experiences, roles, achievements,
   and contributions of American women from the Pre-Colonial Era
   through Reconstruction.
2.  Utilize the social historical approach in assessing the past.
3.  Correctly utilize critical thinking terminology both verbally and in
   writing in connection to issues raised in class.
4.  Deduce inherent and potential problems in the research and
   presentation of historical "fact".
5.  Identify examples of sexual bias in the historical presentations.
6.  Assess the present position of women in American society in
   comparison to the past.
7.  Analyze political, economic, cultural, and social developments in
   U.S. history from the perspective of the American woman from pre-
   colonial times until Reconstruction.

Topics and Scope
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1.  The study of history.
     A. The social historical approach.
     B. Critical thinking and history: terminology defined and applied.
     C. U.S. history from a woman's perspective.
2.  Pre-Columbian America.
     A. Gender Roles.
     B. Impact of the Euro/American invasion on Native America.
3.  The Colonial Period.
     A. Women's roles in Colonial America; social spheres.
     B. Women in legal terms.
     C. Women outside the mainstream: widows, spinsters, rebels,
4.  The American Revolution & Independence.
     A. Women, boycott, and challenging English power.
     B. Women outside the mainstream:  spies, soldiers, loyalists,
     C. "We the People" vs. "We the White Men".
5.  The cult of domesticity.
     A. Women chained to a pedestal:  piety, purity, submissiveness, and
        the domestic duchess.
     B. Changing spheres and class division.
     C. Out of the home and into the factory.
     D. The Irish immigrant experience.
6.  Religion and reform.
     A. Sex roles, status changes, and social stress in Jacksonian
     B. Society's moral guardians vs. slavery, alcohol, and the sexual
        double standard.
     C. Women's clubs, suffrage, and public vs. domestic feminism.
     D. Women and sexuality in Victorian Society.
7.  The Civil War and Reconstruction.
     A. Tensions between the North and the South.
     B. White and black women, black and white men - north and south.
     C. Abolitionists and reconstructionists.
     D. Women outside the mainstream spies, soldiers, nurses, etc.

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1.  Weekly reading assignments.
2.  Writing assignments will be drawn from reaction, analytical, or
   research essays and will show topics covered and critical comparison.
3.  Essay midterm.
4.  Essay Final.
5.  Regular attendance and extensive note taking in class is expected
   and assumed.
6.  Participate in discussion as directed by instructor.
7.  Objective quizzes and/or exams.
8.  Written homework as directed by instructor.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 50%
Written homework, Reaction, Analytical, or Research Essays
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Essay Exams, Objective exams and/or quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Glenda Riley, INVENTING THE AMERICAN WOMAN VOL. 1 (to 1877),
    Harlan Davidson, Inc., 3rd ed., 1999.
Carol Hymowitz & Michaele Weissman, A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA,
    Bantam Books, 1984.

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