Module Details

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Title BEYOND BINARIES: A MODERN (BRITISH) HISTORY OF GENDER AND SEXUALITY
Code HIST214
Coordinator Dr S Caslin
History
Samantha.Caslin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

To develop a critical understanding of gender and sexuality as culturally and historically contingent;

To reflect, using examples from modern Britain, on how understandings and experiences of gender and sexuality have intersected with other forms of social categorisation such as race and class;

To explore how the concepts of power and subjectivity relate to the ways gender and sexuality have been understood and experienced;

To think critically about tensions between change and continuity in the context of modern Britain.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to interpret and synthesize evidence from scholarly texts and primary sources concerning gender history and the history of sexuality.

(LO2) Students will be able to appraise primary sources for their representativeness, reliability and usefulness.

(LO3) Students will be able to discuss some of the different theoretical and methodological approaches of historians of gender and sexuality.

(LO4) Students will be able to evaluate the importance of historical analysis to understanding how ideas about gender and sexuality change over time.

(S1) Organisation: time management, note-taking, setting personal research targets, working to timescales.

(S2) Written communication: structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression.

(S3) Adaptability: presenting work in a variety of formats.

(S4) Digital fluency: familiarity with using online resources and experience of using digital media to present work.

(S5) Global citizenship: ability to reflect on and discuss the historical precedents of gendered inequalities and prejudices about sexualities, to critique heteronormative understandings of society, and to take an intersectional approach to understanding experiences of gender and sexuality.


Syllabus

 

The weekly syllabus can be found in the module handbook and on Canvas.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Eleven hours of lectures.
The lectures provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates, and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.

Twenty hours of seminar time.
These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, with students discussing and developing their analysis of gender histories and histories of sexuality.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

20

        31
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 269
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Digital presentation. Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a reassessment opportunity This cannot be marked anonymously.  5.5 minutes minimum,    30       
Research-bases extended writing Standard UoL penalties will apply This will be marked anonymously There will be a resit opportunity  -3000 words    50       
Mini essay Standard UoL penalties will apply There will be a reassessment opportunity This will be marked anonymously.  -1000 words    20       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.