Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2020

HIST 211   Women's Rights in US History
RestrictionsInstr perm req during Drop/Add
DistributionSocial Relations,Inst.& Agents
Core AreaNone
FormerlyHIST 311

Examines the social and cultural history of women in the United States from the Revolutionary era to the present day, tracing feminist ideas from the margins of democratic thought to the center of modern political discourse and culture. Students will explore how issues including race, class, region, religion, work, education, and generational differences have shaped women's lives and maintained gendered order in American society and how, in turn, women have shaped their lives in response to these issues, opportunities, and constraints. (US)