This course is discontinued

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Course content

This course presents women’s history with the United States from the earliest history until the present. A special focus will be given to women’s understanding throughout history of race and class differences, as well as ethnic differences. Various historical interpretations will be studied.

Learning outcome

The students will gain an understanding of many sides of American women’s history. They will see how historians’ ways of explaining historical movements change over time. Develop students’ abilities in critical thinking and communication.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Admission to the course is required.

Recommended previous knowledge

The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English. Although the course can be taken as a first course, we recommend at least ten credits in a a relevant subject. NORAM1500 – American history (discontinued) is particularly useful and highly recommended.

Overlapping courses

This course overlaps with NORAM4572 – American Women's History (discontinued).


The course is taught throughout the semester with 2 hours per week, 28 hours in all. There is a mid-term break (one week in autumn term, two weeks in spring term) during which the students are expected to prepare obligatory assignments (see below) and otherwise study on their own. 85% attendance is required.


Students will write an essay (5 standard pages, 11.500 bytes) at an appointed time. The essay must be approved by the tutor. If it is not, the student will be barred from taking the four-hour written exam. Once the course requirements have been fulfilled, they remain valid for the current and the two consecutive semesters when the course is given.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The results will be found on the StudentWeb within three weeks of the exam.

Explanations and appeals

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Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course




Spring 2007


Spring 2007

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