Undergraduate Course: Foundations of Modern Sovereignty (LAWS10188)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course provides an introduction to the problem of sovereignty from the late Middle Ages to modern times.
The course aims at offering an introduction to the manifold subject of political authority in its historical development, to unveil the roots of our modern concept of sovereignty, and to better appreciate the historical process leading to what might appear a counterintuitive notion -- the limits of sovereign power.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Spaces on this course are allocated as part of the Law Honours Course Allocation process. Places are generally only available to students who must take Law courses. To request a space on this course, please email Law.UGO@ed.ac.uk
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (including Erasmus students on a Law-specific Exchange). Exchange students outside of Law and independent study abroad students are not eligible to enrol in this course, with no exceptions.
**Please note that 3rd year Law courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces.**
Priority will be given to students studying on exchange within the Law department, and it is highly unlikely that there will be additional spaces for general exchange students & independent study abroad students to enrol; we will look into this on a case-by-case basis in September/January. Visiting students are advised to bear in mind that enrolment in specific courses can never be guaranteed, and you may need to be flexible in finding alternatives in case your preferred courses have no available space.
These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||The course will be assessed by one essay of 5,000 words (100%).
||Students will have the opportunity to submit one essay of up to 2,000 words which will be marked and returned before the summative essay is due.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the development of legal principles and legal literature in the period covered, and to utilise that knowledge in writing and class discussion.
- Exercise choice over reading in the sources and secondary literature of historical material relating to law.
- Have developed general transferable intellectual skills including presentation skills and the ability to exercise critical intelligence in context to analyse specific problems.
- Consolidate and develop writing and presentation skills, and those of study, understanding and expression.
- Exercise autonomy in study, taking ownership of their own learning, while appreciating the significance of different perspectives of others all in an ethical fashion, while developing an awareness of relativity of certain values.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Foundations of Modern Sovereignty,Legal History,Papacy,Empire
|Course organiser||Dr Guido Rossi
Tel: (0131 6)50 2052
|Course secretary||Ms Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056