SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 10:51:53 PMHIST 18.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 18.1Title:  WOMEN IN THE US TO 1877  
Full Title:  History of Women in the United States to 1877
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 historical study of the political, economic, cultural, and social developments of women in the United States to 1877.

Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An in-depth historical study of the political, economic, cultural, and social developments of women in the United States to 1877.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
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: Major Applicable Course


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.  Identify examples of gender bias in historical presentations.
4.  Assess the present position of women in American society in comparison to the past.
5.  Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.

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
     D. Patriarchy
     E. Primary and Secondary Sources
2.  Gender roles in Pre-Columbian America
3.  The Colonial Period
     A. Impact of the Euro-Americans on Native Americans
     B. Common Law--Coverture
     C. Religion
     D. Mercantilism
4.  The Chesapeake Colonies
     A. Indentured servants and tobacco
     B. Family life
     C. Bacon's Rebellion
5.  Puritan Colonies in New England
     A.  Reasons for colonization
     B.  Social and family organizations--women's economic
     C.  Patriarchy established
         1. Anne Hutchinson
         2. Salem Witch Craze
    D. Challenging patriarchy
6.   Establishment of slavery
     A. West African societies
     B. Middle Passage
     C. Slave laws
     D. Conditions of enslaved women
7.  Revolutionary Period
     A. Ideas of the Enlightenment
     B. Daughters of Liberty
     C. Women's roles in the war
8.  The New Republic
    A. Republican Motherhood
    B. Education
    C.The Constitution and women's rights
9.   Industrialization
    A. Lowell
       1.  Decline of the artisan
       2.  Mill Girls
    B. Irish immigration
    C. Middle Class
       1.  "The Lady"
       2.  Separate spheres
10.  Religion and reform
    A. Second Great Awakening
    B. Reform movements
       1.  Temperance
       2.  Abolition
       3.  Women's rights, suffrage, and Seneca Falls
    C. Utopian communities
11.  Antebellum South
    A. Mammy and Jezebel
    B. Black women's lives
    C. Planter class women
12.  The Civil War and Reconstruction
    A. Sectional tensions
    B. Women's roles in the war
       1. Soldiers, spies, and nurses
       2. Sanitation Commission
    C. Draft and Food Riots
    D. Reconstruction
       1. Amendments
       2. Freedmen's Bureau

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1.  Weekly reading assignments of roughly 30-50 pages a week. These assignments will use primary and secondary sources.
2.  1500-2000 words of out-of-class writing. These assignments will be: reaction papers, analytical essays, or research papers. An analytical component will be part of these assignments.
3.  One in-class essay midterm and a final; multiple choice components are optional.
4.  Quizzes are optional.
5.  Written homework as directed by the instructor.
6.  Participation in discussion 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
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Inventing the American Woman Vol. 1 4th ed.,  (to 1877), Riley, Glenda. Harlan Davidson, Inc.,2007. (classic)
Through Women's Eyes, 3rd edition, Ellen Carol Dubois & Lynn Dumenil.  Bedford:  2012

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