HIST-211 - Women in Canada: 1920 to the Present

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 45 hours Prerequisites: None Delivery Method: On-campus Cost: $365.28 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course Outlines/HIST211.pdf

Twentieth century Canadian women’s experiences can be examined through a number of intriguing concepts. Domesticity and motherhood are studied via marriage rituals, childrearing practices, and contraceptive methods. The sexual division of labour is analyzed in terms of paid and unpaid work during the Great Depression and Second World War. Consumption is looked at through the shopping habits of the 1950s. Political involvement is measured not only in the progress women made in becoming persons, but also in becoming feminists. Attempts are also made to account for the varying experiences of immigrant and lesbian women.