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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST2070 The Counter-Reformation c1500-1570

20 creditsClass Size: 28

Module manager: Dr AD Wright
Email: A.D.Wright@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The developments in the Catholic Church and in Western Europe traditionally known as the Counter-Reformation will be considered not only as a response to the challenge of the Reformation but also as part of an internal Catholic reform, predating that challenge in origin. Political events, the first stages of the 'Wars of Religion', religious differences and ecclesiastical transformations will all be examined.

Objectives

To examine the historical manifestations of what is traditionally known as the 'Counter-Reformation'.
a) as part of an extended movement for internal reform in, firstly, Western Christendom and, subsequently, the Catholic Church.
b) as a precisely reactionary response to varieties of Protestant challenge.

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

The developments in the Catholic Church and in Western Europe traditionally known as the Counter-Reformation will be considered not only as a response to the challenge of the Reformation but also as part of an internal Catholic reform, predating that challenge in origin. Thus as well as political events and the first stages of the so-called 'Wars of Religion', religious differences and ecclesiastical transformations will also be examined.

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
Tutorial61.006.00
Private study hours183.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Exam preparation; researching, preparing, and writing assignments; undertaking set reading; and 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
In-course AssessmentOral contribution10.00
Essay1 x 2,000 word assessed essay to be submitted by 12 noon on Friday of teaching week 730.00
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: 29/04/2009

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