Undergraduate Course: Clash of Empires and Religious Conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean World from Justinian to Iconoclasm (c550-c800) (HIST10202)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The decline and fall of the Roman Empire in the West in the fifth century is often regarded as the most momentous episode in history. In fact events in the East over the following centuries had even greater consequences, some of them still felt today. The period ca. 550 & ca. 800 saw the development of the Eastern Roman empire into the new distinctively Greek and Orthodox polity of Byzantium, the heyday of Sassanid Iran followed by its sudden collapse, the remarkable rise and spread of a new religious force, Islam, and the political, economic and cultural separation of the Eastern World from the West, epitomised by the coronation of Charlemagne as ?Roman emperor= in 800.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second 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
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 History courses 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)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of about 3000 words (one third of overall assessment); one two-hour examination paper (two-thirds of overall assessment).
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One 3000 word essay and one two-hour 'take-home' examination. The essay will make up one-third of the final assessment, the exam will be worth two-thirds of the final assessment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| Students enhance their problem-solving, oral and writing skills; they develop greater precision in thought and judgement; they develop a facility in studying comparative history; they develop team-working 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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