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Undergraduate Course: Introduction to Medieval Europe 2A (HIST08026)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
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-requisitesVisiting 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) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 162 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
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.

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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
- 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.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information All students will attend a weekly tutorial group from Weeks 2 to 11 inclusive.
KeywordsMed. Europe 2A
Course organiserDr Tom Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3761
Course secretaryMiss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030
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