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ME2901   Introduction to Early Medieval Europe, 400 - 1000

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students on the Evening Degree Programme.

Planned timetable: Mon 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1.5 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 176

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (Including Class test 30%) = 100%

Re-assessment: 3,000- to 4,000-word Essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Miss S Greer