Childhood and Children in the Western World

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Childhood and Children in the Western World

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Family Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Children and Childhood in the Western World provides an introductory historical survey of the lives of children in Europe and North America from the classical to the modern ages.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the key issues and themes related to the histories of children and childhood in the western world.
    2. Identify and assess different historiographical approaches to and interpretations of the histories of children and childhood.
    3. Interrogate different types of primary source documents for the study of the histories of children and childhood.
    4. Present a reasoned argument based on historical evidence both orally and in writing.
    5. Pursue independent, self-directed study at a level appropriate for a second-year undergraduate student of history.