PY4653 - Toleration in the Early Modern Period

Academic year

2022 to 2023 (Semester 2)

Key module information

SCOTCAT credits

30

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 10

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

Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable

To be confirmed.

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

Module coordinator

Dr A B Salgado Borge

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

Module Staff

Dr A Etinson, Dr A Douglas

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 offers an in depth study of the theory and practice of religious toleration in the Early Modern Period (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). The module covers classic texts, such as Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration, but also spends a good deal of time exploring the thought of lesser-known figures: Pierre Bayle, Sebastian Costellio, Jean Bodin, etc. The main purpose of the course is to try to understand the variety of arguments offered both for and against religious tolerance in the Early Modern Period, the historical background or context informing these arguments, and the relationship between these arguments and the actual practice of religious tolerance or intolerance.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisites

Before taking this module you must take PY1006 or take PY1012

Assessment pattern

Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment

1 or more essays, totalling no more than 7,000 words

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact

3 hours of class (lecture and seminar). The staff member will also hold a weekly office hour for consultation for students on this module.