Module Details

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Title CULTURE AND BELIEF IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Code HIST217
Coordinator Dr MRV Heale
History
Mrvheale@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 30

Aims

To introduce students to recent approaches to popular culture and belief in late medieval England;

To relate popular belief to broader developments in English society and culture, c.1300-c.1520;

To enhance the skills of essay writing, historiographical evaluation and primary source criticism.


Learning Outcomes

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

(LO2) To discuss the development of history as a discipline, identifying and applying different historical methodologies.

(LO3) To identify and analyse relevant historical and contextual evidence to discuss English culture and belief between the early 14th and the early 16th centuries.

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

(S2) The ability to learn actively and collaboratively and to participate in group discussion.

(S3) Development of global citizenship through analysis of historical power structures and cultural attitudes.

(S4) Gathering, analysing and organising information, including online and digital resources.

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


Syllabus

 

Weekly syllabus will be confirmed on Canvas and in module handbooks.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be taught through weekly lectures, workshops and seminars. The lecture programme (eleven one-hour lectures) will provide a survey of popular culture and belief in late medieval England, offering a framework for all of your work on the module. Some of the lectures will introduce general ideas and practices relating to medieval life, including education, the social order and the life cycle. Others provide a foundation for the themes to be discussed in the module’s seminars.

The weekly one-hour workshops will introduce students to a wide range of primary sources for the topic, in order to provide an understanding of the kinds of evidence available to medieval historians, and the issues of interpretation which they raise. The weekly one-hour seminars will focus on historiographical treatments and debates on each theme.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

10

      10

31
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 269
TOTAL HOURS 300

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Online examination. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.  2 hours    40       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Seminar performance There will be no reassessment opportunity. This cannot be marked anonymously. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  Assessment of the co    10       
Primary source commentaries. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.  -1000 words    15       
Essay. Standard UoL penalties will apply. There will be a reassessment opportunity. This will be marked anonymously.  -2500 words    35       

Recommended Texts

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