Frankish Gaul: Barbarian Rule In A Roman Province C450-C700 HIST4077

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Dept's Honours Modules are as follows:

1. The development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. exposure to different methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options;
3. developing familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate and to inform this with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
4. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
5. the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving teamwork.

Timetable

The course is taught twice weekly

Requirements of Entry

normal entry requirements to Honours

Excluded Courses

Timetable only

Assessment

Essay: 20%; Seminar work: 10% (seminar presentation 6% and seminar contribution 4%); Examination (2 hours): 70%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims common to all the Dept's Honours Modules are as follows:

1. The development of the intellectual interests and analytical skills acquired by students during their first two years;
2. exposure to different methodological approaches, chronological periods and geographical areas by offering a wide and flexible choice of options;
3. developing familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate and to inform this with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research;
4. to offer the opportunity to develop skills in historical computing, as well as basic IT awareness;
5. the development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choice, group discussion and, where appropriate, problem-solving teamwork.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Having completed this particular module, you should be able to:

(i) demonstrate the ability to understand the period of transition from Roman to barbarian hegemony;
(ii) demonstrate an outline knowledge of the course of Merovingian history;
(iii) demonstrate an understanding of the clash and synthesis of barbarian and Roman cultures and institutions, particularly kingship and law;
(iv) demonstrate an awareness of the meaning of terms barbarian and Germanic;
(v) demonstrate an abililty to assess Gregory of Tours as an historian; (vi) explore ideas of miracle and holy power.