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.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Describe the social complexities of 19th century Britain
- 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.