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ME3308   Adomnan and his World: Scotland and Ireland in the Dark Ages

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: See http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/infoug/ugtimetable

Adomnan mac Ronain was born in Donegal, in the north of Ireland, in 624 and went on to become the ninth abbot of Iona, in western Scotland, in 679; a post he held until his death in 704. As both author and subject of hagiography, promulgator of human rights legislation, international ambassador and agent of church reform he is rightly viewed as one of the leading figures of his generation. An examination of his career provides an ideal vehicle for examining the political, social and religious development of Ireland and northern Britain in the seventh century.

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: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

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