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2012/13 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST2210 English History 1066-1216: Creation and Destruction of the Anglo-Norman Kingdom

20 creditsClass Size: 56

Module manager: Dr Emma Cavell
Email: e.cavell@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2012/13

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

Covering a period that saw dramatic changes in all aspects of English life, this module concentrates on politics and government, but also examines society, the economy, culture and the Church.Particular attention will be paid to the Norman Conquest, to the government of the Church and the state; to the development of governmental institutions; and the eventual severance of links with Normandy.

Objectives

By the end of this module students should be able to demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the development of English government and society from the 11th century to the 13th century, and of the interrelationship of political with religious, economic, and social developments; to demonstrate the ability to analyse continuity and change over time and the ability to assess and use the appropriate medieval source material.

Skills outcomes
Enhances Common Skills listed below:

- High-level skills in oral and written communication of complex ideas.
- Independence of mind and self-discipline and self-direction to work effectively under own initiative.
- Ability to locate, handle and synthesize large amounts of information.
- Capacity to employ analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to engage constructively with the ideas of their peers, tutors and published sources.
- Empathy and active engagement with alternative cultural contexts.


Syllabus

This period saw dramatic changes in all aspects of English life. This module concentrates on political history and governmental development, but examines the changes in social, economic, and religious history which shaped and influenced political decisions.

The relationship of the King and his baronage was central throughout. Particular attention will be paid to the stresses of the Norman Conquest, to the government of the Christian Church and the Anglo-Norman State, to the development of governmental institutions within the context of a literate mentality, and to the eventual severance of links with Normandy. Economic and social changes are examined where they contribute to these developments, and to the changes in the financial power of the kings.

Church-state relations and the pressures of warfare are also examined insofar as they contributed to the strength or weakness of the monarchy.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture111.0011.00
Tutorial91.009.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Exam preparation
- Researching, preparing, and writing assignments
- Undertaking set reading
- Self-directed reading around the topic

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contributions to class discussions, an assessed exercise or exercises worth 10% of module marks, an assessed essay.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000 word assessed essay to be delivered by 12 noon Monday of Week 830.00
Written WorkEssay plan10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 11/02/2013

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