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Fall 2016
Mar 31, 2020
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HIST 32900 - History Of Women In Modern Europe
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines women's experiences and constructions of femininity in Europe from 1789 to the present, including women in revolutions, state intervention in the family, changing ideas of sexuality, women's movements, women in socialism and fascism, and women in war. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Liberal Arts
Department: History

Course Attributes:
S General Education, GTC-Humanistic-Artistic, UC-Humanities, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

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 They will read and interpret primary source materials, including fiction, autobiography, and other historical documents including those written by women. 4.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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