Undergraduate Course: Madness and Society in Britain since c.1830 (ECSH10083)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to provide students with a firm understanding of the forces - social, medical and political - that have shaped British attitudes and responses towards madness 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)
||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).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| 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 psychiatry, 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 for assessment for oral presentations is consistent with the course's Intended Learning Outcomes that students 'engage critically with key historical debates, theories and methodologies', and that they 'demonstrate the ability to produce sound, structured and supported arguments'.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Madness & Society
|Course organiser||Dr Gayle Davis
|Course secretary||Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781
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