From Feminism to feminisms: The Fight for Gender Equity in the U.S.

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
From Feminism to feminisms
Fall 2024
Taught By: Rachel Schreiber
Section: A

CRN: 17376

Credits: 4

This course will study the history of movements for gender equity in the U.S. A chronological approach will be taken, beginning in the 19 th century with “the woman question,” continuing with the suffragettes who achieved the vote for women in 1920, to “second wave” feminism that unfolded alongside the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution of the late 1960s, to “third wave” feminism and up until the current moment. By the 1990s, the shortcomings of these previous “waves” of feminism—centrally, their unquestioned centering of middle-class, heterosexual, cisgender white women—were exposed and the shift began to an intersectional analysis of the ways that gender identity is entwined with race, ethnicity, class, age, citizenship status, religion, sexuality, and more.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:46am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024