From Pocahontas To Post-Feminism:Women In American History HIST4079
- Academic Session: 2016-17
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course introduces students to the history of women in America between the colonial and modern eras. The intention is not to cover the entire period and all regions, but rather to focus upon the ways in which race and class affected the social, economic and political experiences of American women. Larger themes and issues in American history, such as racism and liberalism, and events such as the War for Independence and the Civil War, will be examined from the perspective of those women who experienced, participated in, and lived through them.
Two one-hour sessions per week; This is one of the honours options in History and may not run every year
Requirements of Entry
Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into History, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes
One essay (1500-2000 words in length) represents 20%; one oral seminar paper (800 words) equal to 6%; seminar contribution represents 4%; 1 x 120minutes duration exam in April/May diet represents 70%
Main Assessment In: April/May
Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable
Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below.
The aims common to all History Honours courses are as follows:
1. The development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years.
2. Awareness of 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. Familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research.
5. 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
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.