The Family & Family Relationships in Britain c1750-1914 ESH4048

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

Short Description

This course is concerned with the British family and household from the late eighteenth century until the First World War. It traces changes and continuities in family function, formation and relationships, focusing on the impact of industrialisation on family life. Although the focus is on the industrial period there will be a good deal of reference to the nature of family life and relationships in the early modern period. Some of the issues which will be addressed are: the relationship between the family and work, marriage relations, childhood, and the role of the state in family life.

Timetable

Lecture: one hour per week for ten weeks

Seminar: one hour per week for ten weeks

 

Please note this course does not run every session. For further information please check the ESH Moodle page.

Requirements of Entry

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

Assessment

One essay = 20%

One source report = 20%

One two-hour examination = 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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Course Aims

■ To analyse the impact of industrialisation on family function and formation

■ To consider the changes and continuities in family relationships since 1750

■ To assess the significance of class in the experience of family life

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

■ Demonstrate an awareness of the changing functions of the family across time

■ Demonstrate an awareness of the continuities as well as the changes in family relationships since 1750

■ Assess the impact of industrialisation on family life

■ Assess the significance of class in the experience of family life

■ Demonstrate an ability to work with primary source material.

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.