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Postgraduate Course: Augustine: Confessions, City of God, On the Trinity (ECHS11015)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Ecclesiastical History Other subject area None
Course website http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/divinity/current-students-staff/postgraduate/handbooks-pg Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The thought of Augustine in the context of the Christian and educational culture of his day and the decline of the Roman Empire in the West. The course will concentrate on the Confessions, the City of God, and On the Trinity, with a brief look at On Christian Teaching (De Doctrina Christiana) and some of Augustine&ęs sermons.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? No
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
Display understanding of aspects of the arguments of Augustine in some of his major works;
Display understanding of the historical and theological background to the texts studied in the course.
Assessment Information
Formative: one 1000-word commentary
Summative: one 3-4000-word essay
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Augustine
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
Email: S.Parvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Ms Karoline Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)50 8952
Email: k.mclean@ed.ac.uk
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