Undergraduate Course: Christianity before Constantine, 100-306 (ECHS08008)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An examination of the development, self-understanding and self-definition of Christianity before Constantine in the setting of the religiously pluralistic society of the Roman Empire.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Divinity/Religious Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||COURSEWORK : Essay 2000-words (30%), AND Weblog contribution (10%).
Degree exam (60%).
In order to pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 40% in both the coursework (combined mark) and the degree exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| Students who complete the course should have:
a general understanding of the development of early Christianity before Constantine and of its intellectual, cultural, and religious context in the Roman empire of the second and third centuries;
have familiarity with a representative range of original sources from the early Christian world, both literary and visual.
In dealing with the subject matter of the course, they will:
add to their previously acquired skills of critical analysis and orderly and accurate presentation, in both writing and oral discussion;
gain the experience of reflecting on the thought-world and culture of a place and time far removed from our own, and its continuities and discontinuities with their own religious beliefs and cultural norms.
Students who complete the course should be able to:
demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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