54:367 Women in Twentieth Century Revolutions [Harms]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in Gender & Women's Studies or History.
This course will focus on the participation of women in twentieth-century revolutions. The direction of recent history and society has been  irrevocably altered by revolutions throughout the past one hundred years. While the dominant historiography focuses on the political roles played by men, women were always essential participants within the movements, serving as active soldiers, giving physical support to military and guerrilla troops, and rising into new political positions in the aftermath of the struggle. This course will include focus on the post-revolutionary years when women found their new social positions challenged and frequently reverted to pre-revolutionary positions. The course will focus on the Russian, Chinese, Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Iranian revolutions.
Cross-registered with (History) 54:367.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Patricia Harms