History 390 Special Topics: Comparative Women's History

Description of the Course: This course will address questions fundamental to your experience of society. How do differences between men and women shape their contributions to history? How were women and men affected by history differently? This course explores primarily the history of women across continents and time, focusing on American, European, and African women with some attention to Asia and Latin America. How did women's experiences of the American, French and African nationalist revolutions differ? How have their experiences in political systems differed? In what ways has gender been central to the experience of women on both sides of European imperialist conquests? This course teaches the benefits and pitfalls of comparative history, including using our own experience or culture as a "normal" standard when trying to understand others. It also focuses on the impact of gender in shaping cultural, national and international history.

Class Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1:30 PM-2:20 PM

This course is taught by: Professor Beth Salerno

Saint Anselm College, a Benedictine, Catholic, Liberal Arts College
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