Curriculum Proposal System

Oregon State University

New Course Proposal
HSTS 452 THE WOMEN'S HISTORY OF OUTER SPACE*

Status: Draft

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102213
Type: New Course
Effective Term: Summer 2018
Justification:
HSTS 451 tells the traditional history of space - rocket designers, astronauts, astronomers, etc - almost all of which were white men. This course would be an opportunity to look past the obvious and show that, in nearly every field, women were central to both discovery and progress - often for little pay and no recognition.

With the recent success of the movie 'Hidden Figures' and the 2016 history book 'Rise of the Rocket Girls,' I also believe there will be strong student interest. This is a chance to build on 451 and tell a wider story.
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Robert Peckyno Public Info Representative 1 History Department

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Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus Not Contacted Yes
Sharyn Clough - Associate Professor / Philosophy Department Not Contacted No
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus Not Contacted Yes
Martin Fisk - Professor / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci Not Contacted No
Anita Guerrini - Professor / History Department Not Contacted No
Jacob Hamblin - Professor / History Department Not Contacted No
Jack Higginbotham - Professor / Nuclear Engineering Not Contacted No
Catherine Lanier - Associate Director / Space Grant Not Contacted No
Randall Milstein - Instructor / Earth, Ocean & Atmo Sci Not Contacted No
Michael Osborne - Professor / History Department Not Contacted No
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus Not Contacted Yes
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin Not Contacted Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HSTS 452 
Title:
THE WOMEN'S HISTORY OF OUTER SPACE*  
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Credits:
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Short Title: WOMENS HISTORY OF SPACE  
Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Tentatively Fall and Spring (opposite 451 which is taught Summer and Winter)

Schedule Type: WWW 
Campus Location: Ecampus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:
None

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