Medieval Palaeography 1 HIST5046

  • Academic Session: 2014-15
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Course Aims

In common with the other components of the MLitt programme core research and technical skills elements, to
1. provide training in technical skills required to support graduate work in Medieval Studies, appropriate to postgraduate level.
2. Develop students' ability to assemble and assess, and critical sensitivity with regard to, material from a variety of primary sources, appropriate to postgraduate level.

b. specifically to:
1. familiarise students with a variety of medieval scripts and texts, appropriate to postgraduate level.
2. provide training in reading, dating and transcription of medieval scripts and texts, appropriate to postgraduate level.
3. provide training in use and analysis of medieval scripts and texts for research purposes, appropriate to postgraduate level.
4 introduce students to theoretical and methodological issues regarding their use of medieval documents ands scripts, appropriate to postgraduate level.

Timetable

1.5 hours weekly

Requirements of Entry

Successful entry into MLitt programme. Knowledge of Latin desirable.

Main Assessment In: December