Women's History, 500-1750
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2009, 2007
Aims to introduce students to the rich scholarly literature about the histories of women from the medieval to the modern period. It provides a chronological and thematic survey of the field from medieval times to the early Industrial Revolution. Topics will be drawn from global sources and include studies of women's lives from childhood to old age.
At the conclusion of this course, students will have knowledge of themes and topics in women's history from the medieval to the modern periods, be familiar with methodologies appropriate to the study of women's history and gender studies, appreciate the range of influences which impact on women in many social, historical and cultural contexts, and will have developed advanced research, writing and information literacy skills relevant to history, building on the foundation laid in first-year courses.
This course examines women's experiences over time in such realms as family, work, religion, politics, war and culture. It may specifically examine women in the medieval church, scholarly women, the aristocratic lady and courtly love, prostitutes, mystics and heretics, children, witches and the witch hunts, sexuality, fertility, marriage practices and the family. Topics will be drawn from global sources, for example, from Europe, India, Japan and China. The course explores feminist methodologies and gender analysis as a tool for historians.
20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term