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WMST 228 - Women in European History: 1750-Present "Weaving Holes to Whole Cloth"

This cross-listed course explores the fabric of women's history from The Enlightenment to the global community we share with Europe today: private to political, isolated to universal.  It qualifies for both history and women's studies requirements.

Credits:                 3
Prerequisites:       ENGL-111 (English Composition) or permission of the instructor.
Instructor:            Teresa Foster
Fax:                       TBA

Overall Course Objectives | Course Format | Orientation | Course Requirements | Materials | Exams

Overall Course Objectives

As an online cohort of learners, students will read and discuss content ideas presented in a history textbook and in online articles, viewings, and film clips. Sharing these and earning point values will require writing informed and friendly responses to reduce the distance not only between history then to now, but between each other.  The journey will be rigorous, revealing, and rewarding, requiring a minimum of three (3) focused hours per week and persistent reading of 50 pages of text per week.  Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Be amazed at the missing links in traditional history!
  • Read an upper-level text for evidence in scholarly writing
  • Define vocabulary in historical context
  • Write timely responses about talking points
  • Demonstrate interest and support in peer interchanges
  • Examine web links for related topics and highlights      
  • Respect and respond to views contrary to your own
  • Script-write using voices in dialogue
  • Prove your scholarship and understanding in one-hour online tests
  • Use quotes and details in support of an idea       
  • Write with convincing proof from your studies
  • Assess writing samples using rubrics
  • Utilize and share web sources for authentic & revealing scholarship
  • Show connections between earlier chapter ideas to those of today’s world community.
  • Put yourself into the role of women in history with connections to your own life.
  • Share personal reflections
  • Design a uniqiue LEARNING MODULE as a final research project on a topic that touches your career path and interests.

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Course Format
  • Is not self-paced.
  • Does require on-campus meeting

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This course has a required face-to-face orientation.

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Course Requirements
  • Review the "What you should know before you Register" section of the eLearning Homepage.
  • Weekly reading and writing asignments.
  • Papers and research project emailed as word attachments in discussion boxes.
  • One powerpoint short presentation about your research project.
Materials Required:

Textbook absolutely required.  Information:  To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.

Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:

The following plug-ins are required for this course:

  • Internet Explorer or
  • Netscape
  • Real Player
  • Word Viewer, if you don’t have the full version of Microsoft Word

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For purposes of verification and assessing learning outcomes, this course has three exams submitted through the Canvas assignment tool box and graded by the instructor.  Open book tests.

If you have any questions or comments about this course, please send a message to

Teresa Foster,

 Last  updated on 31-May-11
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