Courses & Units

Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages HTA274

Introduction

Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants, heretics such as Cathars and Waldensians, inquisitions directed against heretics, not to mention pagans and everyday peasants whose religious practices are emerging more and more from the shadows. Through examining selected key developments in the history of the western European Christian church during the Middle Ages, this unit will also study those religious groups with whom western European Christians came into contact (pagans, Jews, Muslims, Eastern Christians). 

The unit enables students to engage in deep study of one of the key institutions of the European Middle Ages - the western Christian church - and also to gain familiarity with the wide range of primary sources produced by the western Christian church which teach us about medieval society more broadly (e.g. everyday life, cultural history, political history). The unit addresses cultural themes relevant both to European medieval history and to other areas of history -the relationship between popular religion and institutional religion, the tensions between orthodoxy and unorthodoxy in religious practice, and the ways in which different ideologies interact and influence each other.

Summary

Unit name Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages
Unit code HTA274
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Elizabeth Freeman

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

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Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090305

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus:  2 x 1-hr lectures weekly; 7 x 1-hr tutorials. 

Off-campus:  2 x 1-hr lectures weekly (accessed electronically); choice of study schools OR online tutorials

Assessment

On-campus
2,500-word essay (40%), 500-word exercise (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%) 

Off-campus
2,500-word essay (40%), 500-word exercise (10%), unit participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

Note: Off-campus unit participation is via study school attendance and/or online MyLO discussion

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