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Undergraduate Course: Sex and Society in Britain since c.1830 (ECSH10082)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEconomic and Social History Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the forces - social, medical and political - that have shaped British attitudes and responses towards sexuality during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will be considered how certain social groups have attracted labels such as 'normal', 'diseased' and 'deviant'. Students will be encouraged to evaluate these concepts critically, to examine the dynamics at work behind their construction, and to relate them to broader processes of social change.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  26
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class Week 1, Monday, 16:10 - 18:00, Zone: Central. David Hume Tower, Room 7.01
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Delivery period: 2011/12 Semester 1, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  4
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class Week 1, Monday, 16:10 - 18:00, Zone: Central. David Hume Tower, Room 7.01
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- engage critically with the key historical debates, theories, methodologies and concepts encountered in the history of sexuality, and how they relate to broader processes of social change
- show, through essays and examinations, the ability to collect, analyse and compare primary and secondary evidence in order to assemble a structured, coherent and supported argument.
- demonstrate, through participation in seminars, the ability to produce sound, structured and supported arguments, and to process and respond to the arguments of others
- display good time management and the ability to organise the workload effectively in order to meet the established deadlines
- employ sensitivity and nuance in dealing with the potentially difficult and emotive issues of sexuality
- the introduction of assessment for oral presentations is consistent with the course&©s Intended Learning Outcomes that students $łengage critically with key historical debates, theories and methodologies&©; and that they $łdemonstrate the ability to produce sound, structured and supported arguments&©.
Assessment Information
The course will be assessed by means of one essay of 3,000 words, which will count for 30% of the final mark; an oral presentation will count for 10% and one two-hour examination will count for 60% of the final mark.
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Course organiserDr Gayle Davis
Course secretaryMrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781
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