WOMENSTD 372 - Women and Gender in European History
Section: 001 Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the history of women and gender relations in European sociaety and culture from Protestant Reformation and the opening out to the New World through the French Revolution. Through lectures, discussions, and paired readings, we will pursue the following questions:

  • How did the gender systems of early modern societies shape women’s lives?
  • What possibilities were open to early modern women and how did they respond to them?
  • How important was gender to the ways in which early modern women thought and wrote about their lives and about the issues of the day?
  • How did gender intersect with other factors, such as class or status, religious or national identity, age, sexuality, or marital status, and the particular circumstances of time, place, and culture in shaping individual women’s lives?
  • How did the great events of the period shape women’s lives? How did women contribute to these major events?

Students are required to attend all classes, complete all reading assignments, participate in class discussions, and submit all written assignments on time.

WOMENSTD 372 - Women and Gender in European History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Books have been ordered from Common Language Bookstore in Kerrytown (Braun Court). Common Language will deliver your books to class on the first day if you order and pay for them in advance. Visit their website at: http://www.lgbtbooks.com/ Note that most of the readings for this course are PDF articles to be downloaded from CTools. Please be sure to budget for printing costs for these additional materials.
ISBN: 9780415933940
Marie-Antoinette : writings on the body of a queen, Publisher: Routledge 2003
ISBN: 9780521695442
Women and gender in early modern Europe, Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3rd ed. 2008
ISBN: 9780312535032
A pocket guide to writing in history, Author: Mary Lynn Rampolla., Publisher: Bedford/St. Martins 6th ed. 2010
ISBN: 9780674955202
Women on the margins : three seventeenth-century lives, Author: Davis, Natalie Zemon, 1928-, Publisher: Harvard University Press 1995
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for WOMENSTD 372 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)