SRJC Course Outlines

7/24/2024 9:12:22 PMHIST 18.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

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)

Recommended: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


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in U.S. history from the
     perspective of women from pre-colonial times until Reconstruction.
2.  Compare and contrast the experiences of European American women to those of
     Native American, African American, and immigrant women.
3.  Analyze the causes and effects of particular historical events.

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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I. 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
II.  Gender Roles in Pre-Columbian America
III. The Colonial Period
    A. Impact of the Euro-Americans on Native Americans
    B. Common Law-Coverture
    C. Religion
    D. Mercantilism
IV. The Chesapeake Colonies
    A. Women Indentured Servants
    B. Family life
    C. Bacon's Rebellion: The Transition to Race-Based Slavery
V. Puritan Colonies in New England
    A. Reasons for colonization
    B. Social and family organizations-women's economic contributions
    C. Patriarchy established
         1. Anne Hutchinson
         2. Salem Witch Craze
    D. Challenging patriarchy
VI. Establishment of Slavery
    A. West African societies
    B. Middle Passage
    C. Slave laws
    D. Conditions of enslaved women
VII. Revolutionary Period
    A. Ideas of the Enlightenment
    B. Daughters of Liberty
    C. Women's roles in the war
VIII. The New Republic
    A. Republican Motherhood
    B. Education
    C. The Constitution and women's rights
IX. Industrialization
    A. Lowell
        1. Decline of the artisan
        2. Mill Girls
    B. Irish immigration
    C. Middle Class
         1.  "The Lady"
         2.  Separate spheres
X. 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
XI. Antebellum South
    A. Mammy and Jezebel
    B. Black women's lives
    C. Planter class women
XII. 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 13th, 14th, and 15th
         2. Freedmen's Bureau
         3. Election of 1876
         4. Backlash: Segregation Reinstated

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1. Weekly reading assignments of roughly 30-50 pages a week. These assignments will
     use primary and secondary sources
2. Out-of-class writing (2000-4000 words). Assignments will be: reaction papers,
     analytical essays, or research papers. An analytical component will be part of
     these assignments
3. One to two midterm(s) and a final. At least 2 of these exams will be held in class for face to
    face classes. Exams must include essays with optional objective questions.
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 - 70%
Midterm(s) and a final exam. Optional 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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Through Women's Eyes. 4th ed. DuBois, Ellen and Dumenil, Lynn. Macmillan Learning. 2016
Inventing the American Woman Vol. 1: To 1877. 4th ed. Riley, Glenda. Wiley Blackwell. 2007 (classic)

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