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    I'm choosing module options for my third year doing a history degree and one of the modules is about Early Modern Revolution and War - its largely a module on political and military history focussing on Cromwell and leadership. The assessments look quite interesting for this module and its the only other module that fits into the period I would like to spceialise In. However, I'm really scared I will be the only female partaking in the module.
    Some say 'so what', but I have social anxiety and Depression and find being in seminars very hard to cope with but I still try and attend I just dont want to be in a position where I dont attend becuase of fear and feeling like I stick out like a sore thumb.

    Basically do you think many females will pick this module or will they go for other such as museum studies, work projects etc. ones that arent subject knowledge based modules?
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    It doesn't matter what others pick, pick what you want to do, don't pick because of other people. Even if it is male-dominated, that does not mean they will treat you differently. If they do just think of you and your success and future, forget about them, forget about people who will just put you down.
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    I went through 4 years of highschool art classes being the only guy
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    (Original post by GUMI)
    I went through 4 years of highschool art classes being the only guy
    I can only imagine the poontang. Those art hoes mmmmm
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    (Original post by MedievalWitch)
    Basically do you think many females will pick this module or will they go for other such as museum studies, work projects etc. ones that arent subject knowledge based modules?
    What relevance has gender to the preference for "subject knowledge based modules"?
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    What relevance has gender to the preference for "subject knowledge based modules"?
    sorry didint write that very well, what i meant was are they more likely to pick the museum and project ones over this module if they do not like the other subject ones?
    im torn between this Revolution and War module and one called Museum Matters you see.
    only 2 are modern history, 1 is medieval and that is crusades, 2 are early modern, and 3 are project and museum ones, and a european studies module about memory, film and literature but also largely modern
    i hate modern history so that rules out 3 for me, i have the project one, medieval one and 1 of the early modern ones, just wondering which other ones people would guess someone else would go for if they were in same situation as me :/
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    (Original post by MedievalWitch)
    I'm choosing module options for my third year doing a history degree and one of the modules is about Early Modern Revolution and War - its largely a module on political and military history focussing on Cromwell and leadership. The assessments look quite interesting for this module and its the only other module that fits into the period I would like to spceialise In. However, I'm really scared I will be the only female partaking in the module.
    Some say 'so what', but I have social anxiety and Depression and find being in seminars very hard to cope with but I still try and attend I just dont want to be in a position where I dont attend becuase of fear and feeling like I stick out like a sore thumb.

    Basically do you think many females will pick this module or will they go for other such as museum studies, work projects etc. ones that arent subject knowledge based modules?
    This module will definitely attract more women
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    (Original post by MedievalWitch)
    I'm choosing module options for my third year doing a history degree and one of the modules is about Early Modern Revolution and War - its largely a module on political and military history focussing on Cromwell and leadership. The assessments look quite interesting for this module and its the only other module that fits into the period I would like to spceialise In. However, I'm really scared I will be the only female partaking in the module.
    Some say 'so what', but I have social anxiety and Depression and find being in seminars very hard to cope with but I still try and attend I just dont want to be in a position where I dont attend becuase of fear and feeling like I stick out like a sore thumb.

    Basically do you think many females will pick this module or will they go for other such as museum studies, work projects etc. ones that arent subject knowledge based modules?
    You will stick out like a sore thumb in many situations. So maybe you should get help to overcome this instead of avoiding opportunities and interesting experiences due to fear/standing out.

    The modules seems interesting, so it'll be a shame if you talk yourself out of doing it. Perhaps you should talk with the module tutor before you decide and maybe he/she can help you settle in so you're not so scared.

    Don't let your fears hold you back. Life is way more interesting if you allow yourself to experience as much of it as possible. Good luck.
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    Instead of asking strangers to guess the gendered decisions of your cohort, if being amongst other women in your 3rd year is so important to you, you'd be better off having this conversation with those female students alongside whom you have spent the first two years of your study. Your question reveals that you haven't struck up strong enough relationships with an adequate number of your fellow students, and therein lies the bigger issue, not just module choice.
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    (Original post by ThePricklyOne)
    You will stick out like a sore thumb in many situations. So maybe you should get help to overcome this instead of avoiding opportunities and interesting experiences due to fear/standing out.

    The modules seems interesting, so it'll be a shame if you talk yourself out of doing it. Perhaps you should talk with the module tutor before you decide and maybe he/she can help you settle in so you're not so scared.

    Don't let your fears hold you back. Life is way more interesting if you allow yourself to experience as much of it as possible. Good luck.
    Thanks it does sound interesting. I'm hopefully going to see my dissertation supervisor tomorrow (as she is practically my tutor as well) to speak to her about it. I just find seminars where I don't know anyone really difficult to go to becuase of my mental health. I know guys won't treat me any differently, I went to a seminar on friday and the only other girl in there didn't show up and I felt horrible sat in there especially as the tutor was also male - just wanted the floor to swallow me up - I am naturally very shy as well so I didn't join in - never do anyway the class but do go through the work with the other girl to check I did it right. I just prefer a mix so I don't stick out I guess.
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    (Original post by DrSocSciences)
    Instead of asking strangers to guess the gendered decisions of your cohort, if being amongst other women in your 3rd year is so important to you, you'd be better off having this conversation with those female students alongside whom you have spent the first two years of your study. Your question reveals that you haven't struck up strong enough relationships with an adequate number of your fellow students, and therein lies the bigger issue, not just module choice.
    I am aware there is a bigger problem and currently doing online CBT therapy prescribed to me by the university wellbeing service but it isn't helping and so currently waitng for a doctors appointment to possibly get councilling with a specialist. I have spoken to my 3 friends I made at uni - 2 arent doing it and the other is unsure still.
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    (Original post by MedievalWitch)
    I am aware there is a bigger problem and currently doing online CBT therapy prescribed to me by the university wellbeing service but it isn't helping and so currently waitng for a doctors appointment to possibly get councilling with a specialist. I have spoken to my 3 friends I made at uni - 2 arent doing it and the other is unsure still.
    Ok, fair enough. In that case, I'd recommend you do the 'Early Modern Revolution and War' module, for two reasons: firstly, it's the one that interests you most. And secondly, if you're really interested in (and focused upon) the subject matter, you're much less likely to experience anxiety.
 
 
 
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