Courses & Units

The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000 HTA377

Hobart

Introduction

In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved from being Roman outsiders to establishing their own kingdoms, pagans were converted to Christianity, Latin learning found a new home after the decline of the western Roman Empire, Islam had its origins, and new trade routes brought increased wealth as well as conflict between Vikings and other Europeans. At the same time, some fundamental aspects of everyday society remained constant for centuries. 

This unit uses written and archaeological evidence to examine this fascinating coexistence of change and ongoing continuities. As well as examining the transformation of Europe that took place between approximately 300-1000AD the unit also examines the extent to which broader historical phenomena, such as imperialism and colonialism, might have been relevant in the medieval context.

Summary

Unit name The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000
Unit code HTA377
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 Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

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Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 090305

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HTA 201/301, HTA 256/356, HTA 257/357

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
3,000-word essay (40%), 500-word exercise (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%) 

Off-campus
3,000-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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Textbooks

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