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MO4903   Blood, Courts and Glory: The Catholic Reformation

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

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: See

This module offers a study of the variety of reform movements which sprang up within the Catholic Church in the late Mediaeval and Early Modern periods. Through an examination of a rich variety of sources, the module will examine, among other themes, the power struggles of the fifteenth century, the relationship between the Renaissance and religion, missions in the New World, the Inquisition, new religious orders, and the tension between Tridentine Catholicism in Rome and the local practice of religion. Students will consider the bonds between belief, politics and culture in the Early Modern period.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 3-hour seminar.

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 : 7%
Coursework: 33%

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 coordinator: Dr E N Maglaque