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Fall 2014 Catalog 
Fall 2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HI 260 - History of American Women

Credit Hours: 3

This course is a social history of the role of women in America from the colonial times to the present. Focus will be on women at work, with their families, and in public life. An attempt will be made to include all women but time constraints will limit both the breadth and depth of the study. Reading and writing skills are essential for this course. Students will gain a basic understanding of American history.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – American History for students scoring 85 or above on the NYS Regents Exam in U.S. History.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of the basic narrative of women in American history;
  • identify the impact of American institutions on different groups of women;
  • analyze the critical events of American history and their implication for women in America;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the how the role and status of women in modern America is connected to the past;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the diversity and unity of women in American society over time;
  • demonstrate understanding of how to interpret, formulate, and defend hypotheses about American women’s history; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of how to gather data, use historical sources, organize and interpret data about American women’s history.

F/S (C, S)