Global Opportunities

HIS2084 : Europe's Reformations (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lecture topics may include:

First meeting
Pre-Reformation Europe
The Renaissance
The Holy Roman Empire
Luther
The spread of the Reformation in the Empire
The spread of the Reformation to Switzerland
The English Reformation
The Reformation in France before Calvin
Calvin and Geneva
The spread of Calvinism in France and the Netherlands
The French Wars of Religion I
The Council of Trent and the Catholic Reformation
The Dutch Revolt
The Spanish Armada
The French Wars of Religion II
The spread of Catholicism in the new world
The Reformation of Manners
Religion and the decline of Magic
The Edict of Nantes
The Thirty Year’s War
The English Civil War
The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
Revision

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00A combination of recorded lecture sessions, quizzes, and guided exercises engaging with sources.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion401:0040:00Assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading481:0048:00Set, recommended and further reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Synchronous online discussion. Needs timetabling.
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion92:0018:00Discussion board on weekly topic
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00Drop-in surgery / weekly support and Q&A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study401:0040:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The structured guided learning hours will combine short (c.20 mins) pre-recorded lecture sessions explaining key context, concepts and historiographical issues with document-based exercises intended to reinforce understanding through direct engagement with the sources discussed. These hours will be supported by discussion boards for each topic on the VLE. These activities will inform the structured research and reading activities, which will allow students to use the knowledge acquired through the learning materials to produce their own responses and ideas to the material. These ideas will then be presented and discussed in small group teaching, encourageing independent learning, discussion, and debate, while also guiding students on how to approach primary sources and historiography in a critical and effective manner.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination991A7548hrs take at home exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M252000 words (including footnotes but excluding bibliography)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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 Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

Reading Lists

Timetable