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|HIST 32900 - Women In Modern Europe|
Learning Outcomes: 1. Students will understand the history of women in modern Europe from 1789 to the present by analyzing women's experiences and the social and cultural constructions of femininity as well as the different contexts of class, ethnicity, and nationality in the history of European women. 2. They will think historically and critically about women's participation in revolutions; state interventions in the family; working lives of women; ideals and practices of sexuality; the middle-class model of domesticity and women's responses to it; the role of women and femininity in imperialism; women in socialism, under fascism, and in the transition from communism to capitalism; women's experiences of two world wars; and the rise of feminist movements and contemporary feminisms in Europe. 3. Students will understand the difference between secondary and primary sources. They will read and interpret primary source materials, including fiction, autobiography, and other historical documents including those written by women. 4. Students will develop their critical reading, thinking, writing, and discussion skills.
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