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Hist 120 - The Role of Women in US History - Julianne Johnson

Course:The Role of Women in US History
Professor:Julianne Johnson
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Julie Johnson

Welcome to History 120 - Role of Women in United States History! The objective of this course is to help you develop an understanding of and a passion for American history and historical questioning.  Women’s experience in American History is multifaceted and complex.  We will compare and contrast women’s roles and status throughout American history.  Some of the concepts we will focus on include, but are not limited to, Native American women’s roles, labor and women’s history, slave women, the cult of true womanhood and the rise of feminism.  

Julie's ePortfolio and Liquid Syllabi

Course Description

Student Learning Outcomes are as follows:

  • Evaluate the political, economic, intellectual and social role of women in the history of the United States.
  • Appraise women's' contributions to American culture and examine the problems and obstacles they have experienced and overcome in the course of U.S. development.

What to Expect in this Course

History is much more than just names and dates.  Some dates are important to help us frame a concept or turns in historical eras.  However, historical motives are key to understanding and interpreting American history.  By understanding the why of historical study, you can expand your experience with the past and prepare yourself for the future.

Types of Assessments

Various assessments include a midterm and final and one research paper. Discussion posts and reflections.

Textbook Information

This is an Open Education Resource class.  The OER text we will be using for the first few modules is embedded in Canvas and edited by yours truly!  

Johnson, Julianne.  Open Education Resource: Hist120: Role of Women in US History, College of the Canyons, July 2023

Sadler, Katherine. Open Course Library: HIST&215: Women in US History. The Open Course Library. Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges,  March, 2013. Web.

We will also be reading secondary text excerpts on Canvas and exploring primary documents.    

Other Relevant Course Information

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Julie's ePortfolio and Liquid Syllabi

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 08/02/2023 Sub#: 1042