Aims and Objectives
- To develop study, writing and communication skills.
- To develop a critical understanding how social movements come into being and the relationship between ideas, social action, and changing attitudes to gender.
- To develop an awareness of methodological questions about the relationship between intellectual, social, oral and cultural history.
- To develop the ability to employ a broad range of primary and secondary historical sources alongside theories of identity, subjectivity and political agency.
Final Year Advanced Option 2 (Assessed)
- Oral participation/engagement (10%)
- 1500 word essay (10%) Deadline: TERM 1, Week 7
- 3000 word source based essay or equivalent (40%) Deadline: TERM 2, Week 5 [See here for some Tips on what is expected for this module]
- 3000 word essay (40%) Deadline: TERM 3, Week 3 [See here for some tips on what is expected for this module]
Sample Essay Questions
- Can British feminism be described as a ‘secular’ movement?
- To what extent do the ‘sex wars’ of the 1980s have their roots in nineteenth-century feminist debates on sexuality?
- Did first wave feminism ‘benefit’ from British imperialism?
- How can historians assess the impact of feminism on wider social attitudes?
- What were the problems of ‘universal sisterhood’ in the Women’s Liberation Movement?
- How innovative were the activist practices of the Women’s Liberation Movement?
- To what extent have feminist historians re-defined the discipline of history?