Undergraduate Course: Augustine in his Age 3/4 (ECHS10011)
|School||School of Divinity
||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 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.
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)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
The World of St Augustine (ANHI10013)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate detailed knowledge of at least three of the Confessions, the City of God, On the Trinity, and On Christian Teaching.
- Discuss intelligently their Late Roman historical context.
- Successfully contribute formal postings analysing the course texts to the course weblog, and comment intelligently and graciously on the postings of others.
|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
|Course organiser||Dr Sara Parvis
Tel: (0131 6)50 8907
|Course secretary||Mr Rory Meehan