SRJC Course Outlines

6/21/2024 6:33:44 AMHIST 18.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 18.2Title:  HIST WOM FROM RECON  
Full Title:  History of Women & Social Chng in the US from 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 Reconstruction through the present.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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 Reconstruction to the present.
(Grade or P/NP)

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 1994Fall 2020
 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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Students will:
1.  Examine, evaluate and discuss the experiences, roles, achievements,
   and contributions of women from the Reconstruction Era to the present.
2.  Recognize the social historical approach to the study of the past.
3.  Correctly utilize thinking terminology in verbal and written
   discussions of questions at issue.
4.  Recognize inherent and potential problems in the research and
   presentation of historical "fact".
5.  Express, in weekly written reaction papers, their thoughts, feelings
   and opinions about issues raised in assigned reading.
6.  Voice their points of view during in-class discussions.
7.  Identify examples of sexual bias in the historical presentations.
8.  Compare past to present issues.
9.  Assess the present position of women in American society.
10. Analyze political, economic, cultural, and social developments in
   U.S. history from the perspective of the American woman.

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.  North vs. south and reconstruction
     A. White and black women, black and white men--north and south.
     B. Abolitionists and reconstructionists.
     C. Women outside the mainstream: spies, soldiers, nurses, etc.
3.  The progressive era.
     A. Social housekeepers and settlement houses.
     B. Expanding spheres.
4.  Industrialization and urbanization
     A. Middle class women of leisure
     B. Immigrant women and their daughters
     C. Women in the workforce and labor movement
5.  World War I and the 20's
     A. Women and the vote
     B. Flappers, sex objects, and birth control
     C. Into the wartime workforce and out again
6.  The Depression and World War II
     A. Women support unemployed husbands
     B. Into the wartime workforce and out again
7.  The 50's--Just a housewife
     A. The feminine mystique
     B. Wife, mother, career, and valium-troube in the 'burbs
8.  The 60's
     A. Civil rights, anti-war, and the radical left
     B. Burning bras--the sexual revolution and women's lib
9.  From the 70's into the future
     A. The ERA, the glass ceiling, and the working woman
     B. Feminism--dead or alive?
     C. The new ideal woman
     D. Divorce, abortion, family, and sexual abuse-who has control?

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1.  Weekly reading and written assignments.

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 - 65%
Written homework, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 50%
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
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Glenda Riley, INVENTING THE AMERICAN WOMAN VOL. 2 (since 1877),
     Harlan Davidson, Inc., 3rd ed., 1999.
Carol Hymowitz & Michaele Weissman, A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA,
     Bantam Books, 1984.

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