3 Credits, 3 Contacts
This course examines the condition of women in western civilization from prehistory to 1815 with particular attention to woman’s changing status and experiences in the family and work. Study of various institutions, associations, and activities in which women expressed themselves becomes the basis for conclusions about women’s contributions to history and culture. Special attention is given to the influence of women in society: their arts, sciences, and literature; and their political activities. This course allows students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the geography and culture of different countries while fulfilling the basic course learning objectives. This course is intended for students of all majors.