Course Description

Trailblazing Women of America: Pioneers of Progress

The genesis of America is intricately woven with the endeavors, sacrifices, and tenacity of countless individuals. But amongst these, stand formidable women who, against all odds, etched their indelible marks on the nation's fabric. This course is an ode to these trailblazers who dared to challenge the status quo, paving the way for justice, equality, and change.

Journey with us through eras, beginning with the earliest European settlers. They brought not only their dreams and beliefs but a generation of resilient women who would shape the very core of the New World. Dive deep into the lives of women like Anne Hutchinson, who audaciously defied societal norms about what women should voice, and Abigail Adams, who challenged the entrenched beliefs undermining women's significance.

We then wade through the annals of history to uncover tales of valiant women born into the shackles of slavery, like Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. Despite their beginnings, they emerged not merely as symbols of escape but as champions who risked it all to liberate others.

The course spotlights the relentless spirit of suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony, who fought fervently for women's voting rights. Equally captivating is the saga of "Mother" Jones, hailed as "the most dangerous woman in America," as she spearheaded the movement to empower the American workforce.

Our exploration is not complete without celebrating modern beacons like Gloria Steinem, a relentless advocate for women's equality. Delve into the lives of Ada Deer and Dolores Huerta, who dedicated themselves to uplifting marginalized communities, shining a light on the pressing issues they faced.

Throughout this course, you'll discover the narratives of twenty exceptional women, each with a unique story of resistance, determination, and grit. Their collective legacy is a testament to the undying pursuit of equality, freedom, and happiness. Join us in celebrating these women, for in understanding their journeys, we gain insight into the unyielding spirit that shapes progress.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize America before these women.
  • Summarize the contributions Anne Hutchinson, Abigail Adams, and Harriet Tubman made on American society and culture.
  • Recognize the contributions of Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stantonon the paths to Women's Suffrage.
  • Recognize the contributions of Dorothea Dix and Hellen Keller and their tireless crusades for the blind and the mentally ill.
  • Summarize the contributions of Jane Addams, Mother Jones, Margaret Sanger, Rosa Parks and Fannie Lou Hamer.
  • Summarize the contributions of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem on the beginning of modern feminism.
  • Identify the contributions of Sandra Day O'Connor and Sally Ride.
  • Summarize the works and contributions of Wilma Mankiller and Ada Deer.
  • Describe the current status of women in contemporary America.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Exam 8 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 9 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4 Exam 9 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 9 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8 Exam 11 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9 Exam 9 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11 Exam 50 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12 Exam 50 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13 Exam 40 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14 Exam 50 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 15 Exam 50 points
The Final Exam 74 points
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