H495 | Women and Gender Studies Honors

Course Description

This course engages CRLS students in a radical question: what would world history look like if it were centered upon the contributions, experiences, and impact of women and non-binary people? To explore this possibility, students will be asked to consider a range of thematic case studies, from contemporary social movements and protests to the formation of lasting social institutions. Topics to be explored include: MeToo and the history of sexual harassment; women's health and the law; marriage and society; educational access; intersectional feminism; equal pay and fair labor laws. Skills that will be developed in this class include but are not limited to: building critical skills for recognizing and dismantling misogyny, empowering women's voices and building leadership skills among women, and critical analysis of modern feminist movements. Students will be expected to participate in discussion, engage in current events and the history behind them, and to develop and complete in-depth research within a topic of their own choosing.
State ID#: 04109
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: CORE Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Dates & Announcements
Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd