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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Nov 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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AM 345H - Disorderly Women


Credits: 4
Disorderly women focuses on some of the women who have been characterized by the larger society as unruly, disruptive, radical, militant, unfeminine-just generally "disorderly."  The course examines women considered disorderly in the nineteenth and twentieth-century United States. We will focus, then, on "disorderly women" as actors within and upon their society and on the response of that larger society to their actions. Many of the women we will learn about this semester have made contributions to social justice efforts, community cultural development, and fighting for equality. In fact, it is for these efforts that they have been deemed "disorderly." Following their example, this course will include a service-learning component fostering civic engagement.  Students will develop projects well-suited to the selected organization, learn the basics of grant writing, and collaborate with one or several nonprofit organizations to execute the project throughout the semester.
Note(s): (Fulfills social sciences requirement); 300-level courses in American Studies are not ordinarily open to first-year students except by permission of the instructor.
R. Krefting



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