Undergraduate Course: Charlemagne and his World: Society and Empire in Western Europe C.750-900 (HIST10100)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A study of the transformation of Western Europe during the reigns of Charlemagne and his predecessors and successors, in the fields of politics, economic, social and religious life, culture and ideology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass in 40 credits of third level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 44,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2 essays of 3000 words and two two-hour examinations. The two essays count for one third of the overall mark for the course, the two examinations for the remaining two thirds.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 1||2:00|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Paper 2||2:00|
| i) Subject Knowledge
To increase understanding of both the social, political, ecclesiastical
and cultural affecting Europe in the Carolingian period.
ii) Discipline Skills
a) To improve awareness of the nature and use of historical evidence,
including literary and art-historical sources.
b) To demonstrate the nature of history as argument through a critical
examination of the historiography.
iii) Writing Skills
To increase skills in the research, writing and presentation of papers.
iv) Non-Written Skills
To enhance organisational, critical and communication skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Tom Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 3761
|Course secretary||Miss Clare Guymer
Tel: (0131 6)50 4030
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