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Course Content and Outcome Guide for HST 225

Course Number:
HST 225
Course Title:
Hst of Wom, Sex, & The Family
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Examines the historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality in the 19th and 20th centuries in an international context (including the United States) through topics such as courtship, marriage, reproduction, violence, colonialism, homosexuality, and work. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Evaluate changes and patterns in the history of family life and women

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources
  • Evaluate different interpretations of past events and construct independent  interpretations
  • Think critically about the relationships between past and present events and issues
  • Demonstrate college-level communications skills: listening, speaking, and writing

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Course Content:
Competencies and Skills:
  • Connect evidence to its relevant historical context
  • Analyze and evaluate written, artistic, or other evidence
  • Assess the motivation and purpose of the use of evidence
Evaluate different interpretations of past events and construct your own interpretation:
  • Identify a historian€™s thesis and supporting evidence
  • Evaluate the arguments used to support different interpretations of historical issues
  • Develop your own thesis and historical interpretation and use evidence to support it
Think critically about the relationship between past and present events and issues:
  • Recognize and identify historical roots and parallels to current issues
Communicate effectively in writing about a historical topic
  • Communicate effectively in writing about a historical topic
  • Communicate in writing an understanding of historical process and an evaluation of how concepts or values change over time
Clearly articulate thoughts and ideas to a particular audience which may include:
  • Working collaboratively with other students to evaluate and understand historical events
  • Working collaboratively with others in discussions, debate, or role plays
  • Presenting information in oral presentations
Themes, Concepts and Issues
 
  • Historical and cultural variations in family life and sexuality
  • Courtship, marriage, and motherhood
  • Individual and state regulation of reproduction
  • Incest, rape, and domestic violence
  • Colonialism and war
  • Racism, nativism, ethnocentrism
  • Homosexuality
  • Gender roles
  • Work, class, and economics
  • Governmental leadership and policy
 
Topics May Include: 
 
  • Kinship structures
  • International adoption
  • Prostitution
  • Sex trafficking
  • Population control
  • Sterilization
  • Female circumcision
  • Hijab
  • Sati
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Miscegenation
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Comfort Women
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo
  • Midwifery
  • Courtship
  • Rape
  • Abortion and birth control
  • slave families
  • arranged marriages