UNST 421 506 Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 -11:50 a.m. 6 Credits
Monumental Women Senior Capstone students explore and document the ways that women are memorialized and remembered for their contributions to the cultural, educational, economic, and civic development of the city of Portland. Encompassing the entire history of Portland, students have the opportunity to research and write about a historical or contemporary woman, women's organization, or develop ways to expand the educational potential of this web site to the broader community. During the term, students are introduced to historical research and writing that culminates in a final class public history program.
The 2014 Monumental Women Senior Capstone will focus on creating new dynamic content for our community partner's website, the Walk of the Heroines. Students will research, write, and publish new material for the important Features section of the Walk's website. Student''s work will be credited by name online for their completed and approved work. Note: technical computer experience is not required for this course.
Student's completed projects are posted on our community partner's website, the Walk of the Heroines. The Walk of the Heroines is dedicated to honoring women in a cultural park on the Portland State University campus.
Each year student's create a walking tour of women's heritage sites titled In Her Steps. These sites are located around the Portland metropolitan area and the site map, and online map, contain biographies of the women or women's organizations as well as information about the heritage site.