Module Details

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Title POWER, BELIEF AND IDENTITY: MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN WORLDS, C. 500-1600 CE
Code HIST115
Coordinator Prof B Effros
History
Bonnie.Effros@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To introduce students to the history of Europe between Late Antiquity and the Enlightenment;

To develop empathetic understanding of the period;

To develop an understanding of how one engages in critical evaluation of primary sources;

To develop an ability to analyse problems, construct an argument and present it clearly in written form.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An ability to read, analyse and reflect critically and contextually upon secondary evidence, including historical writings and the interpretations of historians.

(LO2) An understanding of comparative perspectives, through the ability to identify and to assess similarity and difference by temporal and/or spatial comparison.

(LO3) Understanding of continuity and change over extended time spans.

(LO4) A foundational knowledge of the history of Europe between Late Antiquity and the seventeenth century.

(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

 

This module is taught by means of 22 twice weekly lectures and six fortnightly seminars. Lectures are designed to give you an introduction to key themes and issues, and to provide a narrative backdrop; they are the basis for independent reading and research. Seminars provide an opportunity for in-depth, student-led discussion of topics chosen by your tutor. Topics include the fall of Rome and the rise of Christianity and Islam; gender in the early Middle Ages; the kingdom of the Franks and the Carolingian world; the Vikings; the Crusades; heresy; the Black Death; the Reformation and Catholic Reformation.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
The lectures provide a framework for the module, introduce the main themes, concepts and historical debates, and provide the context for the in-depth discussions in the seminars.

Teaching method 2 - seminar.
These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 22

6

        28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 122
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Exam (24-hour, take-home during assessment period). There is a reassessment opportunity. This is an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  2 hours    40       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Lecture / Seminar quiz. Online quiz taking place in week 10. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity.      10       
Map Quiz Online quiz taking place in week 4. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There is a reassessment opportunity.      10       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    40       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.