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DR2549: THE PILGRIM CITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

DR2549 traces the history of Christianity from its establishment as the religion of the Roman Empire to the period just prior to its arrival in the Americas in late 15th century. Lectures and seminars examine some of the main strands of Christian theology, spirituality and institutional life in this period and also consider marginal groups such as Cathars and Waldensians, as well as mediaeval Christianity’s relationship with religions of pre-Christian Europe. The course provides useful historical and theological background for students interested in the Reformation period as well as in mediaeval art, literature and history.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marie-Luise Ehrenschwendtner

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR2534 The Pilgrim City: Mediaeval Christianity 500 - 1500 (Studied)
  • DR2562 The Pilgrim City (Distance) (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course traces the history of Christianity from its establishment as the religion of the Roman Empire to the period just prior to its arrival in the Americas in the late 15th century. Lectures and seminars examine some of the main strands of Christian theology, spirituality and institutional life in this period. They also consider marginal groups such as the Cathars and Waldensians, as well as mediaeval Christianity's relationship with the religions of pre-Christian Europe.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One 2000-2500 word essay (40%) and 1 two-hour written examination (60%)

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)
 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Markers will provide timeous and individual feedback to students on all in-course assignments, and will inform students of their individual essay marks.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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