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ME2901 - Introduction to Early Medieval Europe, 400-1000

Academic year

2021 to 2022 (Semester 2)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

20

The Scottish Credit Accumulation and Transfer (SCOTCAT) system allows credits gained in Scotland to be transferred between institutions. The number of credits associated with a module gives an indication of the amount of learning effort required by the learner. European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits are half the value of SCOTCAT credits.

SCQF level

SCQF level 8

The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Availability restrictions

Only available to those enrolling on the MA Combined Studies or already enrolled on the MA/BSc General degree taken in the evening.

Planned timetable

Mon 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

This information is given as indicative. Timetable may change at short notice depending on room availability.

Module coordinator

Dr S L Greer

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module Staff

TBC

This information is given as indicative. Staff involved in a module may change at short notice depending on availability and circumstances.

Module description

This module introduces students to the history of Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the year 1000. The Middle Ages began with the crisis of the Roman Empire in the fifth century and the centuries that followed saw the origins of many modern European polities. Students will examine how political, cultural and social life changed in post-Roman Europe in response to major upheavals. The first half of the module focuses on the period up to the ninth century, exploring how the West dealt with the collapse and rebuilding of empire. In the second half, students will explore how new challenges were posed by new invaders, new ideas, and changes in the structures of society.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews

Coursework (Including Class test 30%) = 100%

Re-assessment

2-hour written examination = 100%

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

1 x 1.5 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial

Scheduled learning hours

27

The number of compulsory student:staff contact hours over the period of the module.

Guided independent study hours

172

The number of hours that students are expected to invest in independent study over the period of the module.