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

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    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.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.