Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Medieval Europe 2A (HIST08026)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to provide students with an introduction to medieval European history and why it matters. It has been designed as a second-year course which aims to provide students with preliminary insights into the sources of medieval historical evidence, and how these are studied by scholars. The course encourages students to reflect upon the importance of the Middle Ages for understanding European history, and to engage directly with selected key primary texts. It also encourages them to consider medieval history in multi-disciplinary terms, and seeks to provide vital preparation for all students intending to continue with the study of history, especially medieval history, at Honours level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Introduction to Medieval Europe 2 (HIST08018)
||Other requirements|| A pass in any first level course achieved no later than August of the previous academic year.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level History 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,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will sit a two-hour Degree Examination worth (50%) of the assessment. In addition they will submit one essay of c. 2,000 words (30%). Their participation in tutorials (20%) will be based in part on peer assessment (10%) of one presentation, with a pro forma questionnaire being completed by all members of the tutorial. The tutor assigns 10% on the basis of attendance and overall contribution to the class. All full-year visiting students will be required to sit the degree exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| - demonstrate understanding of the key concepts of medieval history, specifically medieval European society and the changes that took place over the period 950-1200, by way of essay and examination;
- demonstrate skill in research and writing by producing a sound and competent essay, in accordance with the extended common marking scale;
- demonstrate, by way of critical source analysis, an awareness of the nature and use of historical evidence;
- present evaluations and conclusions clearly in both written and oral form;
- evaluate the work of others, including peers;
- manage independently one's personal timetable, workload and other priorities in order to meet established deadlines.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||All students will attend a weekly tutorial group from Weeks 2 to 11 inclusive.
|Keywords||Med. Europe 2A
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3761
|Course secretary||Miss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030
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