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DR1038: RISE OF CHRISTIANITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 14:42


Course Overview

The course will introduce you to the first five centuries of Christian life and belief. It traces the rise of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish sect to a position of cultural and religious dominance in the Roman Empire. It also looks at the development of central themes in early Christian theology and spirituality. The course consists of lectures on key topics, workshops on preparing and presenting written work and seminars on early Christian texts. It should also include your own reading and research.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First 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?

  • DR1028 The Rise of Christianity (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will introduce you to the first five centuries of Christian life and belief. It traces the rise of Christianity from its origins as a Jewish sect to a position of cultural and religious dominance in the Roman Empire. It also looks at the development of central themes in early Christian theology and spirituality.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Bachelor of Divinity (with Honours)

Contact Teaching Time

32 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (40%) comprising: One seminar exercise (10%); One essay of about 1,500-2,000 words (30%).

One two-hour final examination (60%).

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

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

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

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