From Pocahontas To Post-Feminism:Women In American History HIST4079

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

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.


Two one-hour sessions per week; This is one of the honours options in History and may not run every year

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes

Excluded Courses



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%

Main Assessment In: April/May