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LX4559: EUROPEAN LEGAL HISTORY (HONOURS) (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 Oct 2022 11:21


Course Overview

Great diversity can be traced to the historical development of the legal systems of modern Europe. That diversity has been shaped by various common traditions of legal ideas and intellectual movements, influential across the continent at different times and in different ways. This course aims to understand how such traditions helped to shape contemporary law as it conceptualised, practised, and taught in many different jurisdictions. It will focus on the period ca.500 BC to 1800.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Prof Adelyn Wilson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Course Aims:

This course examines the period 500 BC to 1800 AD. Seminar topics have been chosen both to give students an understanding of the changes in legal scholarship during this time and to allow them to study in greater detail certain time-periods, developments, and laws. By the end of this course, students should have a good understanding of the general picture of European legal history as well as first-hand experience dealing with sources and texts from a variety of nations and periods.

Main Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and Understanding By the end of the course students should have acquired: (1) Knowledge of aspects of European legal-historical development and the relevant sources; (2) An awareness of the nature of legal-historical debate and of legal historiography. Subject-Specific Skills and Concepts By the end of the course students should have acquired: (1) First-hand experience dealing with legal-historical sources from various periods; (2) The ability to successfully carry out individual research on questions of legal-historical interest, including the ability to locate and evaluate relevant legal-historical source material. Key Skills (Transferable) By the end of this course, students should have inter alia the following generic skills: (1) A developed analytic ability; (2) The ability to communicate clearly complex ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing; (3) The ability to work effectively as a group and as an individual; (4) The ability to extract, analyse and apply information from a variety of sources.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 30, 34
  • 2 Seminars during University week35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Word Count 2250
Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Word Count 2250
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resit Failed Element in same format if due to extenuating circumstances.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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