HISTY300-23B (HAM)

Gender in History

15 Points

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The University of Waikato
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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
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History

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: monique.mulder@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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Joan Wallach Scott called gender a 'useful category of analysis,' because it offers academics a multi­faceted lens through which we can study the past. Gender expands and complicates our preconceptions of the past, allows us to question established narratives, influences histories that are not yet written, and assists us to consider many different ways ­ other than gender ­ in which the people and events of the past can be understood. Students will be exposed to the methodology, terminology, and tools that will enable them to think critically using gender as a frame of reference, while building on the skills that they already have in historical research and writing. Each week, we will explore different historical time periods, different themes in the field of gender history, and various interdisciplinary approaches central to researching history which has gender at the forefront.

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How this paper will be taught

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This paper is taught through online lessons (Moodle lessons) and in­-person discussions (tutorials).

1. Each week, we engage with online content (Moodle lessons) that cover the history of the topic we are learning about.

2. Each week, we read a scholarly article or chapter that discusses our topic in greater depth. We attend in-­person tutorials to discuss the source and develop our understanding of the topic.

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Required Readings

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Readings will be made available via the Reading List. Weekly readings should be completed before tutorial.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • appreciate the range of sources that may be used by women’s historians and gender historians, and the advantages and difficulties of these materials
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  • explain various ways that gender has shaped societies, cultures, and the lives of individuals in the past
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  • identify some major theoretical issues which arise through the analysis of gender in the past
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  • outline the development of women’s history and gender history from the mid-twentieth century to now
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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This paper is assessed through 10 x online quizzes, 1 critical biography or review essay, 1 essay plan, and 1 research essay.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online quizzes
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Critical biography or review
14 Aug 2023
No set time
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Essay Plan
18 Sep 2023
No set time
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Research Essay
18 Oct 2023
No set time
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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