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

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

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.

Timetable

Twice Weekly

Main Assessment In: April/May

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