Postgraduate Course: The Medieval Foundations of Modern Sovereignty (LAWS11331)
This course will be closed from 13 January 2017
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course offers an introduction to the manifold subject of sovereignty in its historical development. It will focus especially on the development of political authority in law, history and political thought, from the eleventh century to the sixteenth century.
The course covers the main aspects of sovereignty from the 11th to the 16th centuries, among which: the sovereignty of the emperor, his relation with both papacy and national kingdoms, the development of national sovereignty, the debates on consent and the problem of resistance, the limits of sovereignty and its abuse.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge and understanding Demonstrate and/or work with: - Knowledge that covers and integrates most of the principal areas, features, boundaries, terminology and conventions of a subject discipline. - A critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles. - Detailed knowledge and understanding in one or more specialisms some of which is informed by or at the forefront of a subject/discipline. - Knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the subject/discipline is developed, including a range of established techniques of enquiry or research methodologies.
- Skills and abilities in Research and Enquiry: Critically identify, define, conceptualise, and analyse complex/professional level problems and issues. Offer professional level insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues. Critically review and consolidate knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline.
- Skills and abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Demonstrate some originality and creativity in dealing with professional level issues. Make judgments where data/information is limited or comes from a range of sources.
- Skills and abilities in Communication: Transferable cognitive skills, communication and ICT skills
- Skills and abilities in Personal Effectiveness: Knowledge and understanding as well as the practice of it, autonomy, accountability and the ability to work with others.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Guido Rossi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2052
|Course secretary||Ms Karin Bolton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2022