Module Details

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Title SEX, GENDER AND THE LAW IN MODERN BRITAIN SINCE 1885
Code HIST370
Coordinator Dr S Caslin
History
Samantha.Caslin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To introduce students to socio-legal history;

To give students a nuanced understanding of the relationship between law and society;

To give students a detailed understanding of social change;

To enable students to think critically about ‘morality’ in a socio-legal framework.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students who complete this module will be able to reflect upon ideological, practical, political and gendered influences on law-making in a modern British context.

(LO2) Students will become skilled at analysing a broad range of primary source materials, including legal documents, depositions, government reports, House of Commons transcripts, newspaper reports and collections belonging to charitable organisations.

(LO3) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management.

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression


Syllabus

 

This module comprises 32 hours of seminars, delivered via eleven, two-hour online classes and ten weekly, one-hour classes.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Seminar:
Classes function as workshops where both primary and secondary texts are discussed.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   32

        32
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 268
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
Presentation. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a resit opportunity. This cannot be marked anonymously.  10 minutes    15       
Journal There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    25       
Primary Source Assignment There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -1500 words    25       
Final Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    35       

Recommended Texts

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