Spring 2018 - HIST 347 D100
STT- Family and Youth in Scotland (4)
Class Number: 10454
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 21, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
Office: AQ #6234
Prerequisites:45 units including six units of lower division history.
Using an interdisciplinary and multimedia (art, film, music, and literature) approach examines the social history of the family and youth in Scotland during the rise and fall of the British welfare state, from 1845 to the present.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Between 1700 and the present, Scotland underwent a period of intense social and economic upheaval that had dramatic impacts on the lives of women and their families—among them, increased surveillance over their everyday lives from those in position of power in Scottish society. Using gender as the lens with which to examine the everyday lives of Scottish people, this course will examine, for example, attempts to control women’s bodies and suppress ‘superstitions’ through the witchcraft trials, the effects of the Industrial Revolution on the rhythms of family life and privacy, and the effort by private and state interests to remake children into dutiful citizens. Students will then debate the ways in which women and their families negotiated and resisted these wider forces.
*Note: This course fulfills the Group 1 Europe requirement of the History Major and will count towards the Concentration in British and Irish History. Students without 45 credits and 6 credits of lower division History may contact the History advisor for admission to this class.
- Participation 20%
- Primary document assignment 15%
- Online Discussions 10%
- Research essay proposal (300 words plus annotated bibliography) 5%
- Research essay (12-15 pages including bibliography) 30%
- Final exam 20%
Lynn Abrams ed. Gender in Scottish History Since 1700. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006 [available online through the library as an e-book]
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