Pagans, Princes And Priests - The Christianization Of The Anglo-Saxons HIST4102

  • Academic Session: 2016-17
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The aims common to all the Department'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. Awareness of previously unfamiliar methodologocal 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. Familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research.
5. The development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choices, group discussion, and where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Timetable

Twice Weekly

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 Department'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. Awareness of previously unfamiliar methodologocal 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. Familiarity with complex historical debates and interpretations, skill in interpreting primary sources where appropriate, and to inform these discussions with new ideas derived from lecturers' current research.
5. The development of transferable skills by fostering individual initiative, personal choices, group discussion, and where appropriate, problem-solving team work.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Having completed the course a student should be:
(i) Able to distinguish between the concepts of 'folk' and 'universal' religions
(ii) Able to demonstrate an awareness of modern anthropological approaches to conversion and how they may apply to earlier socieites
(iii) Able to recognise differing modern approaches to and definitions of 'magic'
(iv) Familiar with a range of relevant source material and demonstrate awaresness of both constriants and advantages associated with its use

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.