|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
This module aims to explore the intellectual and religious developments in Europe from the late middle ages to the end of the religious wars. The geographical scope of the module includes mainland Europe as well as the British kingdoms of England and Scotland.
The module aims to provide an opportunity of investigating, in some depth, selected problems including the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography.
Lecture topics to include,
1. The world we have lost
2. The Renaissance
3. Germany and the Empire
5. What the Reformation did for us
6. The Swiss Reformation
10. The Dutch Revolt
11. International Calvinism
12. The Wars of Religion
13. The French Wars of Religion
14. The Council of Trent and the Catholic Reformation
15. The Reformation of Manners
16. The world we have gained
17. The Thirty year's War
18. The English Civil War
An understanding of the importance of the religious transformation of Europe in the wider processes of state formation and secularization of European society.
Development of associated skills in research, critical reading and reasoning, sustained discussion and appropriate presentation of the results.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||65||1:00||65:00||40% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||65||1:00||65:00||40% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||2:00||12:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||34||1:00||34:00||20% of guided independent study|
Lectures impart core knowledge and an outline of knowledge that students are expected to acquire and they stimulate development of listening and note-taking skills.
Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||25||2000 words (including footnotes but excluding bibliography)|
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes and develops key skills in research, reading and writing. Work submitted during the delivery of the module forms a means of determining student progress. The exam tests acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem-solving skills, adaptability, the ability to work unaided, and to write clearly and concisely.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
All exchange students at Newcastle University including Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola are warmly encouraged to do the same assessment as the domestic students unless they have compelling reasons not to do so. If this is the case, they are offered the option of writing one 3,000 word essay to be handed in by 12.00 p.m. of the Friday of the first week of the assessment period. This will replace all assessment work required of domestic students. If they wish to take up this option, students need to discuss it with their module leader, having checked with their home university that the new assessment will be accepted by them.
Students who opt for the alternative assessment because they will have to leave Newcastle University before the assessment period (excluding Erasmus students, who are contractually obliged to be at Newcastle until the end of the semester) should hand in their 3000-word essays before they go away. If this is not possible, they should tell the School exchange coordinator that they are going to submit their essays in absentia, then submit their essays through Blackboard and email copies of the essays to the School Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any essay received after the deadline will be considered as a late submission.
Note: The Module Catalogue now reflects module information relating to academic year 15/16. Please contact your School Office if you require module information for a previous academic year.
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