NORAM2572 – American Women's History
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This seminar course examines the history of women and gender in the United States, beginning with the colonial era and continuing into the present. Weekly seminars will examine women’s experiences chronologically and topically. Among the historical issues considered will be: attitudes about femininity and masculinity, sexuality, fertility, work, sex and marriage. Hands-on analysis of primary source documents will be a central part of this course.
After completing this course you will have:
- Gained an understanding of how women’s experiences have changed over time;
- Gained an understanding of history as an interpretation of primary documents and sources;
- Developed 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.
This course overlaps with NORAM4572 – American Women's History (discontinued).
Seminar, two hours per week for 14 weeks, 28 hours in total.
Attendance is obligatory at least 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation given to the exam administrator.
Students will write two short essays (a total of 5 standard pages, 11.500 bytes) at an appointed time. The essays must be approved by the tutor. Essays handed in after the set deadline will not be approved. If it is not approved, the student will be barred from taking the four-hour written exam.
The evaluation is based on a 4-hour written exam.
Examination support material
You are allowed to use one English –English Dictionary at the exam.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
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.
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.
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