Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 228 - Women in the Western World

(HUMD [M]) (R only)

Surveys the realities and myths of woman’s role from the ancient world to modern American and European industrial society. It examines the position of women in the cultures and social structures at various stages in the development of Western history, explores the emergence and growth of the women’s rights movement, and the modes of continuity and change when new opportunities emerge for women. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly HS 110.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of Western women within the rich tapestry of historical experience.
  • Analyze the varying roles of women and their cultural, social, political, and economic contributions to Western history.
  • Explore and analyze the origins, development, and current position of women’s political movements in the West.
  • Contrast women’s positions according to class, culture, and geography, especially contrasting Europe and the United States.
  • Distinguish relevant material, disentangle fact from fiction, analyze and synthesize historical documents.
  • Present coherent and informed historical arguments, oral and written.

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