Debates on Plague: The Black Death and the Formation of Europe HIST4190

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course will examine the Black Death and its consequences across a wide spectrum of questions-the character of the disease and epidemiology; economy and growth of towns; social conflict and changes in society and gender; art; literature; popular piety and the church; psychology and mentality--the ways Europeans combated their most fearsome invisible enemy, the plague.


15 lectures offered during the 10 week teaching period with 5 additional seminars offered at times to suit the History honours teaching timetable. This course is now not being offered in session 2011-12 but will be offered at a future date.

Requirements of Entry

Admission to honours in History

Excluded Courses





Coursework - class essay (2000 words approximately) - 20%

Examination duration - 120 mins - 70%

Coursework - seminar presentation - 6%

Main Assessment In: April/May