SRJC Course Outlines

7/15/2024 2:01:22 AMHIST 18.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  HIST 18.2Title:  WOMEN IN US SINCE 1877  
Full Title:  History of Women in the United States Since 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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
Untitled document
An in-depth historical study of the political, economic, cultural, and social developments of women in the United States since 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 since 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 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: Major Applicable Course


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
Untitled document
1.  Analyze the political, economic, cultural, and social developments in U.S. history from the
     perspective of women from Reconstruction through the present era.
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.

Objectives: Untitled document
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 Reconstruction through the present era.
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
Untitled document
I. The Study of History
    A. Social history
    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. Reconstruction
    A. Amendments 13th, 14th, and 15th
    B. Freedmen's Bureau
    C. End of Reconstruction
    D. Jim Crow
III. The West and Women's Roles
    A. Native  Americans
    B. Chinese immigration
    C. Latinas in the Southwest
IV. Industrialization
    A. Middle class women
    B. Immigrant women and their daughters
    C. Women in the workforce and the labor movement
V. The Progressive Era
    A. Women's Clubs
    B. Settlement Houses
VI. Suffrage Movement
    A. Arguments for and against
    B. Tactics of the movement
    C. 19th Amendment, anti-war, and the radical left
    D. Role of women of color
VII. Radical New Philosophies
    A. Marriage
    B. Birth control
    C. Economics
VIII. World War I and the 1920s
    A. Peace Movement
    B. After the vote?
    C. Flappers
    D. Consumerism and mass media
IX. The Depression and New Deal
    A. Family life
    B. Economic responsibilities and contributions of women
    C. Restrictions placed on working women
    D. Eleanor Roosevelt
    E. New Deal policies and women
X. World War II
    A. Women in the armed forces
    B. Factory workers for the "duration"
XI. Women's Roles in the 1950s
    A. Suburban housewife
    B. Baby boom
    C. Image versus reality
    D. Civil Rights Movement
XII. The 1960s
    A. The Feminine Mystique
    B. NOW
    C. Women's Liberation
    D. Sexual Revolution
    E. Women in the Anti-War Movement
XIII. The 1970s
    A. ERA
    B. Roe v. Wade
    C. Challenges to legal and economic restrictions
    D. Feminism becomes legitimate
XIV. The 1980s and 1990s
    A. Backlash
    B. "Family Values"
    C. Eating disorders and body image
    D. The Glass Ceiling
XV.  The 2000s
    A. Balancing work and home life
    B. Gay Rights and Gay Marriage
    C. Women in Politics
         1. Hillary Clinton
         2. Nancy Pelosi

Untitled document
1. Weekly reading assignments of roughly 30-50 pages a week, 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
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:
Untitled document
Through Women's Eyes. 4th ed. DuBois, Ellen and Dumenil, Lynn. Macmillan Learning. 2016
Inventing the American Woman, Vol. 2: Since 1877. 4th ed.  Riley, Glenda. Wiley-Blackwell. 2007 (classic)

Print PDF