Constructing Faith In The Middle Ages (Term 2) HIST5033

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

- To introduce students to a number of theoretical frameworks though which they can understand medieval belief and belief-systems;
- To facilitate the application of these theories across a broad geographical and chronological span;
- To give students the opportunity to engage with a number of key readings in both primary and secondary sources.

Timetable

10 seminars of 2 hours each

Requirements of Entry

None.

Course Aims

- To introduce students to a number of theoretical frameworks though which they can understand medieval belief and belief-systems;
- To facilitate the application of these theories across a broad geographical and chronological span;
- To give students the opportunity to engage with a number of key readings in both primary and secondary sources.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

- To achieve a sound knowledge of some major theoretical approaches to the study of religion;
- To be able to apply theory to the study of religion in the middle ages;
- To be able to assess the strengths and limitations of particular theoretical views in relation to specific historical contexts and debates;
- To demonstrate advanced skills in the evaluation and presentation of historical material, including ? where appropriate - non-written sources.