The collegiate expectations of a liberal arts course. Analysis of authentic and adapted texts, discussing films, and giving presentations based on historical topics from American history. Focus on notable women in various fields and occupations and learning about the contribution of women in American history. Readings may include excerpts from history texts, essays, and articles. Ability to identify themes, use critical thinking skills in class discussion, and analyze texts in a variety of academic writing assignments is emphasized. Attention is also given to the study of advanced grammar and complex sentence structure in authentic reading and writing.