Course Description

Victorian Britain is often defined by its prescriptive respectability and this stereotypical view has given rise to both derision and admiration. This course looks at the roots, rise, notions, and results of respectability in British 19th century society. Its examination of the social practices and norms will allow the Victorian Britons to emerge from their frequent portrayal as staid and boring. Topics include marriage and family, death, class expectations, work and leisure.


Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  1. Describe the social complexities of 19th century Britain
  1. Identify the legacy of these social mores in the 21st century


There is a 10% reduced fee for students 60 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2866) or in person to receive this discount.


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1:00PM to 3:00PM
Sep 16, 2019 to Dec 02, 2019
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Course Fees
Fee before GST non-credit $315.00
Recommended Texts
Recommended Text(s): The Rise of Respectable Society: A Social History of Victorian Britain, 1830-1900. F.M.L. Thompson. Harvard U.P. ISBN: 978-0674772861
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Special Discount: For 20 hour Liberal Arts courses only, students 60 years and older at the time of registration qualify for a 10 per cent discount on fees. To receive this discount, you must register in person or by calling 403-220-2866. The discount does not apply to online registration.

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