Women And Gender Relations In Europe 1789-1918 HIST4039

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will examine the history of gender relations in Europe from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the end of the First World War.


Wednesday 12noon -1pm and Thursday 11am - 1pm. Students must be able to attend the whole two hour class on Thursday

Requirements of Entry

Admission to honours in History


1 essay (1500-2000 words in length) 1 seminar paper, 1 seminar presentation and 1 x 2 hr exam in April/May diet

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

(1) to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years. (2) to offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options. (3) to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness. (4) to introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research. (5) to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Having completed this particular module, you should be able to achieve the following objectives:
1. to have read sufficiently widely to master the main features and issues of the subject, including the principal historical controversies; 2. to have developed a critical sensitivity to the dangers of anachronism and the limitations of historical evidence; 3. to be able to write clearly argued essays about the subject, supported with accurate, relevant evidence; 4. to have developed oral, organizational and interpersonal skills by participating in, and perhaps chairing, group discussions on prescribed topics.