Module Details

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Title CHARLEMAGNE AND EUROPE
Code HIST362
Coordinator Dr MJ Costambeys
History
Costa@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2019-20 Level 6 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To engage students in the critical evaluation of primary sources; T o help students to identify themes and concepts in the relevant historiography, and to apply these to particular texts and problems; To encourage students to formulate appropriate questions and to prepare responses through independent research.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to evaluate critically a range of sources -- textual, archaeological, art historical -- concerning the reign of Charlemagne.

(LO2) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon primary sources

(LO3) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians

(S1) Confidence, independence of mind, responsibility, organisation and time-management

(S2) The ability to work collaboratively and to participate in group discussion

(S3) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

(S4) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of oral expression.

(S5) Structure, coherence, clarity and fluency of written expression


Syllabus

 

Students examine original texts (in translation) and images and the comments on them of modern historians.   We will look at the emergence of Charlemagne’s family, the Carolingians, and the growth of their regime; at his wars and conquests, and other forms of relationship with ‘foreign’ powers; at his governance and relationship with the Christian Church; at his attempts to build a dynasty and secure his legacy; and at ideas about his realm and wider Christendom, and the effects of those ideas on posterity


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: The module is taught through 11 weekly 3-hour seminars.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   33

        33
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 267
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Source Commentary 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  1500 words    25       
Source Commentary 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  1500 words    25       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1  3000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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