Black Death And The Transformation Of The West HIST4049

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

1. to develop the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years. 2. to offer the opportunity to study previously unfamiliar methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options. 3. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness. 4. to introduce complex historical debates and interpretations, to develop skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturersÂ’ current research. 5. to encourage the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses

Timetable only


Two termly essays: 20%; Two termly presentations: 12%; Seminar contribution: 8%; Examination: 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May