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ME4807   The Early Mendicants: Francis, Clare and Dominic (c. 1180 - c. 1270)

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students in the Second Year of the Honours Programme.

Planned timetable: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm Wed

This module will use a rare combination of written and visual sources to examine and compare the personalities, careers and impact of Saints Francis, Clare and Dominic and the Orders they founded. Themes to be considered will include the influence of their immediate predecessors and contemporaries in the 'evangelical awakening', the problems posed by the sources for the lives of the saints themselves, poverty, mendicancy and itinerant preaching, the impact of their cults on art and architecture, institutional developments and relations with the papacy, the secular church, the inquisition and the universities.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: See

Scheduled learning hours: 66

Guided independent study hours: 534

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2 x 3-hour Written Examinations = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 6%
Coursework: 34%

Re-assessment: New Coursework: 1 x source exercise (2,000 - 2,500 words) and 1 x 4,000- to 5,000-word essay = 100%


Module teaching staff: Prof F E Andrews