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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST3620 Harmony and Discord: Making of Gender in Early Industrial England

40 creditsClass Size: 14

Module manager: Dr K Honeyman
Email: k.honeyman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module students will have acquired the ability to interpret a range of primary sources and to explore ways in which historians employ evidence. They should be able to understand the nature of historical debate as it relates to the gendering of the 19th century labour movement. They should be able to understand the debates about the impact of industrialisation on the lives of working men and women and the gendered responses to the changes involved.

Skills outcomes
Further enhances Common Skills listed below:

High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.
Plus:
Skills in interpretation and analysis of complex documentary-based material.


Syllabus

The history of the British working class has conventionally been presented in homogeneous masculine terms. Industrial change, however, generated crises of gender relations as well as those of class. During the period of industrialisation, gender and class sometimes coincided and sometimes pulled in opposite directions. This module will explore the responses of working men and women to the economic and social changes introduced by industrialisation during the first half of the 19th century. An analysis of the way in which gendered class relations both influenced and were affected by the development of working class associations will focus on early feminist and socialist movements. The module will also explore the creation of gender identities which were negotiated as an important element in the protection of working class interests.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar222.0044.00
Private study hours356.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)400.00

Private study

Exam preparation; researching, preparing, and writing assignments; undertaking set reading; and self-directed reading around the topic.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, two assessed exercises, an exercise or exercises worth 10% of module marks.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral PresentationFormat to be determined by tutor.10.00
Essay3,000 word written exercise or equivalent to be submitted by 12noon on Friday of the second week of the January examination period.20.00
Essay3,000 word written exercise or equivalent to be submitted by 12noon on Monday of the May revision week.20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 14/12/2007

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