From Pocahontas To Post-Feminism:Women In American History

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    From Pocahontas To Post-Feminism:Women In American History

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to the history of women in America between the colonial and modern eras. The intention is not to cover the entire period and all regions, but rather to focus upon the ways in which race and class affected the social, economic and political experiences of American women. Larger themes and issues in American history, such as racism and liberalism, and events such as the War for Independence and the Civil War, will be examined from the perspective of those women who experienced, participated in, and lived through them.
    The aims common to all History Honours courses are as follows:
    1. The development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years.
    2. Awareness of previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options.
    3. To offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness.
    4. Familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers? current research.
    5. The development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving team work.
    One essay (1500-2000 words in length) represents 20%; one oral seminar paper (800 words) equal to 6%; seminar contribution represents 4%; 1 x 120minutes duration exam in April/May diet represents 70%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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