Undergraduate Course: History of Christianity as a World Religion 1B (ECHS08004)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course aims to provide students with a comprehensive view of the global Christian movement in time and space. It considers the period from the Reformation to the present. (1500 CE to present), including mission and ministry in Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America, as well as following changes in Europe
This course surveys formative trends in Christian history throughout the world from the sixteenth century to the present day giving a comprehensive view of the global Christian movement in time and space. It covers mission and ministry in Africa, Latin America, Asia and North America, as well as following changes in Europe and movements of religious transformation, cultural encounter and missionary expansion.
The course applies historical approaches and the study of original texts to the understanding of formative trends in Christian history throughout the world from the sixteenth century to the present day. In European history attention is paid to the sixteenth-century Reformations (with particular reference to Scotland), the impact on the churches of the Enlightenment and industrialisation, and their response in the twentieth century to totalitarian regimes in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. On the global stage, the course covers the expansion of European Christendom to Latin America, Asia and Africa, the role of Christianity in shaping American history, and the more recent growth of distinctive varieties of non-western Christianity. In tutorials these themes are illustrated by study of original texts.
Student Learning Experience Information:
The course has a programme of three one-hour weekly lectures plus a one-hour tutorial per week. As well as the original text for each tutorial, there is a schedule of secondary reading. Each student will be required to write one main blog entry online on an original text and give a presentation based on it to the relevant tutorial. Every student will also be expected to write weekly blog comments and participate in tutorial discussion. Through participation in lecture and tutorial discussions, as well as through the written work and examination in the assessment schedule, students will demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
History of Christianity as a World Religion 1A (ECHS08005)
||Other requirements|| Or by permission of the Course Manager
|Additional Costs|| Tutorial readings £5 (TBC)
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||By permission of the Course Manager
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 33,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
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 (30% of the total course mark);
one 800-word online commentary [blog] on the course website, together with tutorial presentation (5%); constructive weekly comments on the website backed up by regular participation in the tutorial (5%);
one end of semester examination (60%)
In order to pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 40% in both the coursework (combined mark) and the degree exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognise and discuss the growth and diversification of the global Christian movement from the early Reformation to the present.
- Identify and assess the place of Christianity in world history and be aware of some interactions between denominations and with other religions.
- Interpret a variety of historical evidence relating to Christianity as a world religion.
- Critique the secondary literature on the place of Christianity in world history.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Burton
Tel: (0131 6)50 8920
|Course secretary||Ms Katie Graham
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913