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Undergraduate Course: Women and the Raj: Issues of Gender, Race and Imperialism in Britain and India 1750-2007 (HIST10248)

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 areaHistory Other subject areaSouth Asian Studies
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will provide a comparative perspective on British and Indian women=s experiences of imperialism and nationalism in colonial and post-colonial India. By taking a thematic approach to the issues that affect women in both societies, it will allow students to develop an appreciation of colonialism as a bi-directional process which impacted on coloniser and colonised, as well as placing women=s experience in the context of wider global social and political developments. Students will be encouraged to engage with key concepts relating to gender, race, class and culture, with the intention that by the end of the course they will have both a firm empirical knowledge of gender history in Britain and India and a wider theoretical understanding of issues affecting inter-cultural understanding in the modern world.
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
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course successful students will be able to:

- demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the impact of imperialism and nationalism on the lives of women in Britain and India between 1750 and 2007, positioning women's experience within a wider framework of political and social history, showing women as historical agents in their own right at all levels.
- understand colonialism as a bi-directional process, the experience of which effected historical developments both at the centre and the periphery.
- critically engage with concepts such as gender, race, culture and difference.
- demonstrate sound understanding of historical methodology through the use of primary and secondary source material, written and visual.
- work effectively in groups and individually; produce sound, structured and supported arguments in written and verbal form; undertake directed research and exhibit analytical thought.

These outcomes will be assessed through written essays and exams and demonstrated through verbal seminar contributions.
Assessment Information
One 3000 word essay
One two hour exam (answering two questions)
The final mark will be composed of the essay mark, weighted at one third of the final mark, and the exam mark, weighted at two thirds of the final mark.
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One 3000 word essay
One take home exam (answering two questions)

The final mark will be composed of the essay mark, weighted at one third of the final mark, and the exam mark, weighted at two thirds of the final mark.
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Course organiser Course secretaryMs Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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