Spring 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course studies women and their texts that defied social conventions, worked to change public policy, and uncovered criminal actions. This class will include readings from many genres including fiction, journalism, and essays.
Texts may include:
Life in the Iron Mills, (1860) Rebecca Harding Davis. Bedford Cultural Edition.
â€œThe Quaker Settlementâ€ from Uncle Tomâ€™s Cabin (1852) Harriet Beecher Stowe. From Life in the Iron Mills Broadview Ed.
â€œSewing Machinesâ€ and â€œThe Working-Girls of New York,â€ Fanny Fern. From Life in the Iron Mills Broadview Ed.
â€œTen Days in a Mad House,â€ (1887) Nellie Bly
Southern Horrors: Lynch Laws in all its Phases, (1892) Ida B. Wells
Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution, (1898) Charlotte Gilman Perkins (Selections) In The Awakening Bedford Ed.
â€œThe Yellow Wallpaper,â€ (1892) Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Awakening, (1899) Kate Chopin. Broadview Press Edition.
â€œWife Who Retains Her Maiden Name and Wonâ€™t Obey,â€ (1895) In The Awakening Bedford Ed.
â€œIn the Land of the Free,â€ â€œThe Story of One White Woman Who Married a Chinese,â€ and â€œHer Chinese Husbandâ€ (a sequel to â€œThe Story of . . .â€) Sui Sin Far/Edith Maude Eaton
Of One Blood Or, the Hidden Self, (1902) Pauline Hopkins
Twenty Years at Hull-House, (1910) Jane Addams or selected essays
Anarchism and Other Essays, (1910) Emma Goldman (Selections)
â€œThe Free Vacation Home,â€ (1915) â€œWings,â€ â€œHunger,â€ â€œSoap and Water,â€ and â€œChildren of Lonelinessâ€ (1923) Anzia Yezierska
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
Assignments may include:
Midterm and final
Active class participation