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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Divinity : History of Christianity

Undergraduate Course: Augustine in his Age 3/4 (ECHS10011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Divinity CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe thought of Augustine in the context of the Christian and educational culture of his day and the decline of the Roman Empire in the West. The course will concentrate on four works: the Confessions, the City of God, On Christian Teaching (De Doctrina Christiana) and On the Trinity.
Course description This course covers the thought of Augustine in the context of the Christian and educational culture of his day and the decline of the Roman Empire in the West. The course will concentrate on four works: the Confessions, the City of God, On Christian Teaching (De Doctrina Christiana) as illustrated by selected sermons, and On the Trinity. Students will take it in turns to post a 1000-word commentary on one of the texts online before the class. The classes themselves will take the form of 2 2-hour seminars on each text, with three sessions on the City of God, to which all students are expected to contribute.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking The World of St Augustine (ANHI10013)
Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 170 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 10% 1000-word blog commentary analysing one of the course texts
30% 2000-word essay on a different one of the main course texts
60% 3000-word final essay on an aspect of Augustine┬┐s thought covered in the course
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three of the Confessions, the City of God, On the Trinity, and On Christian Teaching
  2. discuss intelligently their Late Roman historical context
  3. successfully contribute formal postings analysing the course texts to the course weblog, and comment intelligently and graciously on the postings of others
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Capacity for reflexive learning
- Capacity to modify, suspend or otherwise change position when warranted
- Ability to gather, evaluate and synthesise different types of information
- Presentation skills, both oral and written, supported by appropriate technologies

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Contacts
Course organiserDr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
Email: S.Parvis@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Rory Meehan
Tel:
Email: rory.meehan@ed.ac.uk
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