Module Details

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Title CULTURE AND BELIEF IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
Code HIST266
Coordinator Dr MRV Heale
History
Mrvheale@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

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 presenting.


Learning Outcomes

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

(LO2) An understanding of the development of history as a discipline and anawareness of different historical methodologies.

(LO3) An understanding of 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 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

 

The lecture programme (11, one-hour lectures, including an essay workshop) provides a survey of popular culture and belief in late medieval England. This will include an introduction to late medieval ideas and practices on topics such as the life cycle, marriage and sex, death and the after-life, money and power, magic and sanctity. We will also address the theme of dissent, with a particular focus on the Lollards. The seminar programme (five, two-hour classes) will discuss these topics in more detail, through engagement with the work of historians and primary sources. The four final seminars will include assessed student presentations, designed to introduce particular themes for class discussion.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
Eleven, 1-hour lectures. 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.
Five, 2-hour seminars. These focus on detailed group analysis of key aspects of the module, and hear and discuss assessed presentations by the students.

Self-Directed Learning Description: The module handbook contains a substantial core of readings which students are required to supplement with their own reading lists through independent use of the library catalogue and historical databases. Assignments require students to research suitable evidence outside of class and write up the results.


Teaching Schedule

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

10

        21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
TOTAL HOURS 150

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
Presentation. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    15       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    85       

Recommended Texts

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