HIS 317L - Women in United States History

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
HIS 317L Women in United States History Online $895.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online
Description:

This course combines a general, narrative account of women's history in the United States with a closer focus on representative and famous women at key points in history. Important aspects addressed include women's roles in the American Revolution, the rise of the concept of separate spheres for women and men in the nineteenth century, and manifestations of modern feminism since World War II.

View syllabus.

This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework and exams.

Textbooks and Materials:

  • Riley, Glenda. Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History, Vol. I. 4th ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson Company, 2007. ISBN-10: 0-8829-5250-1 or ISBN-13: 978-0-8829-5250-5
  • Riley, Glenda. Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History, Vol. II. 4th ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson Company, 2007. ISBN-10 0-8829-5251-X or ISBN-13: 978-0-8829-5251-2
  • Scharf, Lois. Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of American Liberalism. Twayne Publishers, 1987. ISBN-10: 0-8057-7778-4 or ISBN-13: 978-0-8057-7778-9
  • Zagarri, Rosemarie. A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson Company, 1995. ISBN-10: 0-88295-924-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-88829-5924-5

Technical Requirements:

Students are required to use a laptop or desktop computer with a high-speed internet connection. Tablets and smartphones are not supported. The computer should have a modern and updated operating system, at least 2GB of RAM and also meet Proctorio’s system requirements for online testing.

Official UT Austin Description:

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

May be counted towards the cultural diversity flag requirement.

Prerequisites:

None.

Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.