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WGS 3220: The Women's Vote at 100 (May 2020)

This May, WGS is hosting a Study Away program during intersession. Students will travel to upstate New York, New York City and Washington, D.C., to study the suffrage movement. You can apply for this course

Course Description
In 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote in the United States. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the class will travel to New York and Washington D.C. to retrace the suffrage movement, from its roots in the Abolitionist Movement through the Jazz Age. With an eye toward issues of race and class, we will examine the history that culminated in the Nineteenth Amendment getting added to the Constitution.

Course Details
WGS 3220: The Women’s Vote at 100: Exploring the Path of Suffrage from New York to Washington, DC. is worth 3 credit hours and counts towards the College of Arts and Sciences Upper Division Humanities requirement. The course involves two pre-travel classes that will meet at OU in Norman on May 12 and May 19. New York/Washington D.C. travel dates are May 27, 2020 - June 5, 2020. The maximum enrollment for this class is 20 students. The course is taught by Professor Jackie Farley (WGS) and Professor Ronnie Grinberg (History). The detailed itinerary for the travel portion of the class can be viewed and downloaded below.

The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies will offer two scholarships of up to $2000 each for WGS majors or minors enrolled in this course. Applications for these scholarships will be due on January 31. More information about applying will be available on this page by December.