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Postgraduate Course: Reformation in Sixteenth Century Britain and Ireland (ECHS11001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of the course is to understand the process of reformation and of the religious beliefs and practices within the Tudor realms of England, Ireland and Wales. It will employ thematic and chronological approaches and draw upon a wide range of historical evidence to examine and compare the experiences of the Welsh, the Irish and the English during the sixteenth century.
Course description Academic Description:
This course will examine the different styles and paces of Reformation within England, Ireland and Wales during the Tudor period and will investigate the emergence by the close of the sixteenth century of denominational identities and religious cultures. It will employ a mix of thematic and chronological approaches and draw upon many types of historical evidence to investigate and compare the experiences of the Welsh, the Irish and the English as they encountered religious change.

Syllabus/Outline Content:
The course will apply varied historical approaches to the understanding of the Reformations in the three countries within the Tudor state. It will emphasise the advanced assessment of varieties of historical evidence. It will look at England, Wales and Ireland in turn and at key themes that spread across the Tudor state such as language and literacy; local reformations; patterns of worship and religious identities.

Student Learning Experience Information:
The course has a weekly lecture and seminar, each lasting an hour, which provides opportunities for interaction and discussion. Every weekly seminar will investigate a range of historical evidence in detail as well as secondary readings. Each student will post weekly comments online and present to the class on at least one weekly topic and evidence. Students will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes in their assessed essay, presentations and through their participation in discussions online and in class.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss in detail the reformation process within the different kingdoms ruled by the Tudors.
  2. Assess religious beliefs and practices throughout the Tudor state.
  3. Interpret at an advanced level different types of historical evidence from the sixteenth century.
  4. Critique the secondary literature on the Reformations in Britain and Ireland.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Course organiserProf Jane Dawson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913
Course secretaryMs Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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