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2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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HY 421 - Special Topics: ‘We Can Do It!’ A History of American Women in the Workforce, 1920-Present

This course will examine women as active participants in the workforce from the roaring 20s to the modern era. It  will consider how diverse groups of women understood their work experiences and balanced the competing responsibilities of household, family, and work. Additionally, this course will explore the historical trends of how women overcame challenges as they entered the workforce. Topics will include: pay inequalities, segregation of work, glass ceilings, leadership roles, wage work, and gender specific roles and responsibilities in the workplace.

Prerequisites & Notes
Software required: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

This is a 6 week online only course being offered summer 2017.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate how socially constructed notions of gender, race ethnicity and class have shaped the reality of American women’s lives in the workforce.
  • Assess the impact of historical events on the social, political and economic status of diverse groups of American women and how these events affected their roles as workers.
  • Analyze artifacts, artworks, primary written documents and literary contributions of American women and how they contributed to the American women’s contributions to labor in the workforce.

Credits: 3 Offered: Online; Summer 2017-Accelerated Online course

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