Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Women and Gender in Late Medieval England, c.1300-c.1500

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    History, Women's and Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None

    Having established the religious and legal context in which women were operating, this module will explore the different stages in a woman¿s lifecycle, childhood and youth, married life and old age, most often as a widow. Attention will be paid to the different experiences of aristocratic and peasant women, rural and urban women. The alternative option of a life devoted to religion will be considered. Issues covered will include women¿s experiences of work, in both a rural and an urban environment, education, literacy and cultural patronage and the course will conclude with an examination of women on the margins of society, as criminals and prostitutes.

    Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
    Level: 5

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