2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CHIST 3340 The Women's Movement: A Historical Perspective

This course will examine the historical experience of women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in an effort to understand the rise of the women's movement and of feminist consciousness. Attention will also be given to the emergence of women's movements throughout the world. How have the family, work-life, sexual politics, societal expectations, and economic conditions contributed to the emerging feminist consciousness and to the struggles of women to redefine and reshape their identity? Critical periods in the history of the women's movement will be studied in depth, e.g., the rebellion against Victorianism, the suffrage movement, and the rebirth of feminism in the late 1960s. Sources will be drawn from historical studies, literature, film, diaries, biographies, and the social sciences.




CLITR 1100, OR one 1000- or 2000-level CHIST or CHUMS course


As needed