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Gender in North American History
A survey of the history of gender in North America. Examines topics such as patriarchy and the unequal status of women, masculinity, racial and ethnic relations, and sexuality. Also considers the impact of gender on historical events and phenomena such as industrialization, class conflict, World War II and the Cold War.
|Unit 1||Introduction to Womenès and Gender History|
|Unit 2||The History of Manhood and Masculinity|
|Unit 3||Early (N-E) Encounters and White Settlement|
|Unit 4||The Doctorine of Separate Sphers|
|Unit 5||Upper Canada as Contested Society|
|Unit 6||Gender, Crowds and Collective Disorder|
|Unit 7||Womanhood, Gender and Industrialism|
|Unit 8||Maternal Feminism during the Age of Reform|
|Unit 9||Women's Suffrage and Christian Temperance|
|Unit 10||Moral Panic and Sexual Regulation|
|Unit 11||The Great Depression and Female Employment|
|Unit 12||Gender Jitters during WWII|
|Unit 13||Mass-Consumption, Suburban Sadness and Post-War Immigration|
|Unit 14||Modern Struggles for Gender Equality and Women's Rights|
This course introduces students to the dynamic fields of Women‘s and Gender History, in the North American context. Over the course of the year, we will use the lenses of manhood, womanhood and modern – “gender analysis” to: (1) explore the unity and diversity of men and women‘s ―”sexed lives”; and (2) investigate some of the ways, in which popular understandings of male and female difference have shifted (or been subtly reinforced), overtime.
|Research Paper Prosposal||10%|
|Final Protctored Exam||25%|
Textbooks and Materials
CDS reserves the right to make changes to the required material list as received by the instructor before the course starts. Please refer to the Campus Bookstore website at http://www.campusbookstore.com/Textbooks/SearchEngine/ to obtain the most up-to-date list of required materials for this course before purchasing them.
The following materials are available from the Queen's Campus Bookstore.
- Mona Gleason and Adele Perry, eds., Rethinking Canada: The Promise of Women’s History, 6th edition (Toronto: Oxford UP, 2011).
- Julia Roberts, In Mixed Company: Taverns and Public Life in Upper Canada (Vancouver: U of BC P, 2009).
Adele Perry, On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia, 1849-1871 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001).
- HIST 280 Reader.
The readings for this course are a key component and so you are expected to have read all articles or chapters assigned each week in preparation for the weekly blog discussion. Readings should take approximately five to six hours to get through and blog entries could take anywhere from twenty minutes to an hour depending on a number of variables, such as the quality of your notes or the length of your contribution. All additional assignments are given prep time within the course, ranging from one week to three weeks, during which you will not have to do weekly readings or blog entries. Of course, it is always best to be thinking through major course concepts throughout the year, in ways that may assist when writing your book review and research paper.
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About Credit Units
Queen’s courses are weighted in credit units. A typical one-term course is worth 3.0 units, and a typical two-term course is worth 6.0 units. You combine these units to create your degree. A general (three-year) BA requires a total of 90 credit units.
To take an online course, you’ll need a good-quality computer (Windows XP/Vista/7, Pentium III, or Mac OS X 10.5, G4 or G5 processor, 256 MB RAM) with a high-speed internet connection, soundcard, speakers, and microphone, and up-to-date versions of free software (Explorer/Firefox, Java, Flash, Adobe Reader). See also Preparing For Your Course.
The deadlines for new applications to Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are in our Dates and Deadlines section.
Tuition fees vary depending when you start, your year, faculty, and program. Fees for 2014-15 first-year Distance Career Arts & Science Canadian students are as follows: for a 3.0-unit course, $605.31; for a 6.0-unit course, $1210.62. See also Tuition and Payment.
The information below is intended for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Academic Regulations in other Faculties may differ.
|Letter Grade||Grade Point|
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All textbooks can be purchased at Queen’s Campus Bookstore.
All Queen’s Arts and Science Online courses are open to students at other universities. Before applying as a visiting student, request a Letter of Permission from your home university that states that you have permission to take the course and apply it to your degree. See also Apply.
Please see Queen’s policy statement on academic integrity for information on how to complete an online course honestly.