HIST-120 - Role of Women in U.S. History - Lissa Brassfield
|Course:||Role of Women in U.S. History|
Hello and Welcome to the Role of Women in the United States. I have been a professor of History at College of the Canyons for over 20 years. I am passionate about history and its importance and relevance to our lives. During our class we will journey through United States history learning about the lives and contributions of amazing women, known and perhaps unknown to you, who have been such a large part of the story of our amazing nation.
In this class we will explore and evaluate the impact of women's lives and roles in our history. This is in many ways a survey course of United States history but with an emphasis on the role and contributions of women. I teach with an emphasis on social and cultural history. As a college level course, independent study habits are expected.
In our study of history, what happened is important, but its significance is crucial. History is our story, it's a human story so its not always pretty or perfect, but knowledge of events and people in the context of their time creates an informed and balanced view of our history. We cannot bring 21st century mentality or agendas and apply them to people of the past. We must consider the reality of their time and experience to properly evaluate and understand them and the events they experienced. Come prepared to explore and learn historic truth.
What to Expect in this Course
We cover a great deal of material during our course, studying women from European colonization to the present day. Major topics include the Colonial period, the American Revolution, the Constitution, Slavery, Reform movements, the Civil War, Westward expansion, Industrialization, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, World War II, the Sixties, and the Modern Era. Within these we will study natives peoples, the progression of the women's movement, women in the work force, women during war, the civil rights movement, modern feminism, etc.
Modules will be published each week of our class showing the areas of study for the week, the chapter you will read and the quiz and related assignments. It is essential that you read all the information in the weekly modules which are your guide to our class. This is college and college level work is expected. It is your responsibility to complete and submit assignments by the Due Dates. Late assignments WILL NOT be accepted.
Short term classes are fast paced, covering 1-2 chapters a week which requires a great deal of reading and related assignments within a short time frame.
Regular 16 week classes normally cover one chapter a week allowing us a greater depth of study of the role of women in American history.
Types of Assessments
Quizzes will be given on each textbook chapter during the course. There will be written assignments, a mid-term and a final exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Through Women's Eyes, 5th Edition. Authors: DuBois/Dumenil Publisher: Bedford St. Martin
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In order to maintain the pace of reading required for our class, Please have your textbook ready to begin reading in the first week of class. The nature of the short term format especially lends itself to students who are self starters and familiar with online learning.
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Last updated: 10/08/2021 Sub#: 831