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HI353N: WAR AND SOCIETY IN THE LATER MIDDLE AGES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 24 May 2018 10:59


Course Overview

War was a ubiquitous feature of western Europe during the later middle ages. The course examines not the processes of European wars themselves but their significance in relation to a broad range of societal and governmental themes. Subjects for examination will include the mentalities which underpinned the prevalence of warfare, the experiences of soldiers and non-combatants, women and warfare, the development of national identities and the impact of warfare on governmental structures. The primary, although not exclusive, geographical focus of the course is on Scotland, England and France.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alastair Macdonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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?

  • HI303N War and Society in the Later Middle Ages (Studied)
  • HI3074 War and Society in the Late Middle Ages (Studied)
  • HI403N War and Society in the Later Middle Ages (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

War was a ubiquitous feature of western Europe during the later middle ages. The course examines not the processes of European wars themselves but their significance in relation to a broad range of societal and governmental themes. Subjects for examination will include the mentalities which underpinned the prevalence of warfare, the experiences of soldiers and non-combatants, women and warfare, the development of national identities and the impact of warfare on governmental structures. The primary, although not exclusive, geographical focus of the course is on Scotland, England and France.

Further Information & Notes

This module is available to students on all non-History degree programmes as a Discipline Breadth course for the enhanced study requirement. However, the admission of students with a non-History degree intention will be at the discretion of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

  • 3-hour examination (50%)
  • 3000-word essay (40%)
  • Class presentation (10%)

Resit

  • 3-hour examination (60%)
  • 3000-word essay (40%)

Formative Assessment

Primary source exercises are completed by students and formative assessment is offered by the course co-ordinator.

Feedback

Verbal feedback is given on all aspects of student performance in individual meetings. Specific written (via essay feedback forms) and verbal feedback is given on essays and primary source exercises.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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