Courses & Units

The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000 HTA277

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 HTA277
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr. Elizabeth Freeman

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Contextualise and analyse primary source documents relevant to medieval history of the period between approximately 300AD and approximately 1000AD.
  2. Critically assess a range of secondary source documents concerning medieval history of the period between approximately 300AD and approximately 1000AD, including journal article material.
  3. Find and use relevant resources on medieval history of the period between approximately 300AD and approximately 1000AD, showing independent research skill.
  4. Formulate and present logical written arguments, abiding by the conventions of academic History writing.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the major social trends affecting Europeans, and caused by Europeans, between approximately 300AD and approximately 1000AD.

Fees

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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:

HTA201-B AND HTA256-A AND HTA257-A AND HTA356-A AND HTA357-A AND HTA301-A AND HTA377

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lectures (2 x 1 hour)
Tutorials (7 x 1 hour)

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures, online (2 x 1 hour)
Choice of study schools OR online tutorials

Assessment

Task 1: Minor Assignment, 500 words (10%)

Task 2: Take Home Exam (40%)

Task 3: Research Essay, 2500 words (50%)

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