HIST 212 - Women and Family in Am. History to 1876
Number of Credits: 3
Women and the Family in American History to 1876 surveys the first section of American History from the view of women, children, families, and working class Americans. The course will cover the ways that the larger events of American political history have affected the everyday lives of Americans in their homes, schools, and workplaces. It will focus on such areas as the rise of the social safety net, child labor, women’s rights, and the social impact of the rise of America as a world power. This course will cover the uniquely American impact of this time period on the lives the families living through the American Revolution, the growth of the new nation, the American Civil War and reconstruction. Credit by exam available. Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize and explain the impact of historical events on the daily lives of women, children, and families in America. (GE1,GE2,PG1,PG2,PG4)
- Communicate orally, by discussing readings that offer various interpretations and key issues in American History as they affect women, children, and family life in America through the American Civil War and Reconstruction. (GE1,GE2,PG1,PG2,PG4)
- Effectively demonstrate information literacy by knowing when there is a need for information and by identifying, locating, evaluating, and effectively using that information of the issue or problem at hand (GE2,GE4,PG1,PG4)
- Effectively express themselves in formal writing, by authoring an analysis of period documents, diaries, newspapers, books, and a research paper that offers a clear and support position on a complex aspect of this period. (GE1,GE2,GE4,PG1,PG2,PG4,PG5).
- Think critically, by analyzing the successes and failures of the past to explain and predict how people with values and mindsets different from their own, handle similar circumstances. To explain how history has shaped a uniquely American view of women, family life, and the lives of American children. (GE1,GE6,FE7, PG1, PG2, PG4, PG4)
- Make historical connections by recognizing contemporary behaviors, action and policies that can be traced to the historical events of this period, analyzing the success and failures of these changes. (GE2,GE7,PG1)
- Identify and expand their view of gender, world perspective, modern day gender issues and age issues that affect families in all regions of the world. (GE6,GE7,PG2,PG3)
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