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

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

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

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

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.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.