Module Details

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Title SUFFRAGETTE TO LADETTE: GENDER, SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITAIN
Code HIST250
Coordinator Dr S Caslin
History
Samantha.Caslin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To explore how do ideas about gender change over time;

To consider how dominant gender ideals relate to lived experiences;

To explore what power structures are at play in particular cultural understandings of gender;


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Anability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO2) An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

(LO3) Students will have developed a sophisticated understanding of how the gendered expectations placed upon women have varied and been contested in Britain throughout the 20th century.

(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

 

The module has eleven one hour lectures, each tackling a different aspect of 20th century women’s history. The module will follow a roughly chronological structure, moving from the suffragettes, through the interwar rise of the flapper, the consumer culture of the 1950s, the political challenges of the 1970s and finishing with a look at 1990s pop culture. The subjects to be covered by the module include the regulation of prostitution, women and the wars, the importance of transgender experiences, and women and work. The seminar programme (five two hour seminars) focuses on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module: social change, power and moral order, and transgression and subversion. In the first seminar, students will discuss set texts that encourage them to think about how they conceptualise sex and gender and how historical analysis can help us deepen our understanding of these often taken for granted concepts.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Eleven 1-hour 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.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: 1-hr, whole-class lectures in all weeks except Tutorial Week

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: Five 2-hour seminars. These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, and hear and discuss assessed presentations by the students.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: Max 15 students per group


Teaching Schedule

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

10

        21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
TOTAL HOURS 150

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 There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment.  5 minutes    15       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    85       

Recommended Texts

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