Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


History 298. Experimental Courses

Prostitutes, Mothers, and Midwives: Working Women in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Today’s society often contrasts stay at-home moms with working women. Did such a dichotomy exist in the past? How did gender affect occupational identity? Were women excluded from the professional class? This course investigates the role of gender in the workplace, looks at gender-specific employment, and considers how families functioned in medieval and early modern Europe.


U.S. Environmental History

Focuses on relationship between peoples and “nature” in North America from 1500 to today by exploring cultural differences regarding how humans should relate to “nature,” industrialization and urbanization, rise of conservation and environmental movements, environmental racism, and US global environmental footprint.