History (HIST) - Themes in the Social History of Modern Britain

HIST 3406  Themes in the Social History of Modern Britain


Twelve credits of History with at least 3 credits at the 2000-level; or any 54 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The course examines the social history of Britain from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Topics may include the history of the family and gender relations; rural and urban material life, crime, punishment and the law; leisure, consumption and popular culture; religion, education and literacy; race, immigration and national identity; and the impact of social reform policies. Reading and lectures consider the ways that individual and collective experience was mediated by class, gender and ethnicity leading to an understanding of the diversity and complexity of British society in the past.

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