Gender and Social Change from 1800 ESH4025

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course fosters a gendered approach to the social and cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries; grounded in an understanding of feminist and gender theory in a transnational perspective. Students are encouraged to develop a critical awareness of the socially constituted relations of power that shape everyday life, life-courses and identity for both women and men of different class, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Topics covered include domestic and public space; education and employment; collective organisation and advocacy; health, sexuality and reproduction; war and violence.

Timetable

Lectures: one hour per week

Seminars: one hour per week

 

Please note this course does not run every session. For the current course list please see: http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/economicsocialhistory/honourscourselist

Requirements of Entry

Enrolment in an MA (SocSci) or MA (Arts) Honours Programme

Excluded Courses

ESH 4004 Gender and Class in Britain, 1800 - 1918 (this will not run simultaneously with the proposed changed course)

 

ESH 4025 Gender and Class in Britain, 1800 - 1939 (which this course will replace)

Assessment

One essay, 2000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography  = 20%

One source report, 2000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography = 20%

One two-hour examination (answer two questions) = 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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Course Aims

This aims of this course are to

 

■ foster a gendered approach to social and cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries; grounded in an understanding of feminist and gender theory.

■ develop a critical awareness of the socially constituted relations of power that shape everyday life, life-courses and identity across the last two centuries and across national boundaries

■ facilitate an intersectional perspective, encouraging students to think about gender as a component in social relations, considering also race and social class.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

 

1. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the different theoretical and methodological approaches to women's and gender history.

2. Show ability to critically assess the impact of economic, social and cultural changes on the construction of gender divisions and differences from 1800 within and beyond national boundaries.

3. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the variety of experiences of both women and men in the period, across class, place and ethnic background

4. Utilise a range of primary sources; and historiographical and theoretical writings to debate and analyse gender in relation to domestic and public space; education and employment; collective organisation and advocacy; health, sexuality and reproduction; war and violence.

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.