HIST-256   Women & Gender in U.S. History

A study of the lives of women and men in American history from the colonial era to the present. The course examines the history of feminism and women?s rights, the social construction of femininity and masculinity, changing under- standings of sexuality, and the relationship between Christianity and feminism. The course provides an introduction to significant questions and methodologies in women?s history and gender studies and equips students to approach contemporary issues related to women and gender from a historical perspective.