Postgraduate Course: Scotland Reformed c1550-1640 (ECHS11011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Using both a chronological and a thematic approach, this course will investigate the extended process of reformation at the local, regional and national levels within Scotland and examine Scottish religious beliefs and cultures as they developed between the Reformation Crisis of 1559-60 and the start of the Covenanting Revolution in 1638.
This course will examine the extended process of reformation at the local, regional and national levels within Scotland from the Reformation Crisis of 1559-60 to the start of the Covenanting Revolution in 1638. It will employ a combination of chronological and thematic approaches and draw upon many types of historical evidence to investigate the establishment of the Reformed Kirk and the changing beliefs and practices among the Scots.
The course will apply varied historical approaches to the understanding of the żlongż Scottish Reformation. It will emphasise the advanced assessment of varieties of historical evidence, including the visual and material culture. It will examine the establishment of the Scottish Reformed Kirk from 1560-1638 at local regional and national levels and investigate themes such as worship, discipline, language and literacy, confessional identity and the Highlands and Islands.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Discuss in detail the 'long' Reformation in Scotland.
- Assess changing Scottish religious beliefs and practices c1560-c1638.
- Interpret at an advanced level different types of historical evidence from the period.
- Critique the secondary literature on the Scottish Protestant Reformation.
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|Keywords||Scotland,Reformation,Church of Scotland
|Course organiser||Prof Jane Dawson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8913
|Course secretary||Miss Suzi Higton
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227