Women and Gender in North America | Arts and Science ONLINE

Women & Gender in North America

HIST 283/3.0

A survey of gender inequalities as a consequence of industrialization. Examines topics on the impact on gender on phenomena such as industrialization. Topics include: the Right Revolution, cClass conflict, World War II, and the Cold War.


This course explores the history of gender in Canada and the United States from 1880 to 2000, with an emphasis on women. It is organized both chronologically and thematically to understand how notions and practices of gender changed throughout time. Women’s historical experiences are positioned as central to this course that emphasizes the heterogeneity of the category of “women”. At the same time, this course underlines the importance of gender as a relational construct by investigating how binarized concepts of gender – namely masculinity and manhood/femininity and womanhood – developed across time, space, and place, and how non-binary identities expand our understanding of gender as construction, identity, and practice. In addition to gender, “other” crucial sites of analysis are examined: these include race, class, immigration and ethnicity, sexuality, and the body. Topics to be addressed include industrialization, class conflict, women’s suffrage, capitalism and mass consumer culture, war, peace, reconciliation, and decolonization.


Fall 2022
Course Dates: 
Sept. 6 - Dec. 5, 2022
Exam Dates: 
Dec. 8-22, 2022


15% - Discussions (3)
10% - Primary Source Analysis
10% - Creative Poster Advertisement

15% - Short Research Paper
15% - Digital Exhibit Curation, Virtual Tour, & Reflection
35% - Take home Final Exam

*Evaluation Subject to Change*


Dr. Laila Haidarali

Time Commitment

Students can expect to spend approximately 9-10 hours a week in study and online activity for HIST 283.

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Computer Specifications

  • Windows 8.1 or newer
  • OSX 10.13 (High Sierra) or newer
  • Dual Core 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Soundcard
  • USB Headset
  • Webcam

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  • Firefox (latest version)
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  • Wired high speed access: Cable or better
  • Wifi is not recommended


  • Latest version

Media Player

  • Flash (latest version)

Adobe Reader

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