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HIS 317L : Topics in United States History - Women in United States History (Online)

Course Description

3 college credit hours

This online American history 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.

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Official UT Austin Course Description
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history.


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.

Graded Assessments
14 assignments
2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) 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
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
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
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
ISBN-13: 978-0-88829-5924-5

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