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ME3231   Mediaeval Apocalyptic Traditions 400 - 1200

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: See

This module explores the influence of apocalyptic thought on European history in the Middle Ages. It focuses on the different groups who proclaimed or denied the imminence of the end of time, examining their importance for political, social and cultural changes across the period. Apocalyptic thought will also be studied as a response to crisis, particularly in times of invasion or political fragmentation. The module will draw on a range of primary literary and artistic sources to help evaluate modern debates on the significance of apocalypicisim in the Middle Ages.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 60 credits from {ME1003, ME1006, ME2003, HI2001, MH2002}

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, plus 1 office hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 13%
Coursework: 27%

Re-assessment: 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr J T Palmer
Module teaching staff: Dr J Palmer