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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HIST2071 Catholic Europe c1570 - c1648

20 creditsClass Size: 42

Module manager: Dr A D Wright
Email: a.d.wright@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module examines political developments including the supposedly 'religious wars' (to 1648), and questions of economic life and charitable provision. Intellectual and 'scientific' issues will be treated alongside evidence from the visual arts, and the problem of persecution of supposed magic and witchcraft. The Catholic overseas missions in non-Christian areas will be briefly reviewed for the light they shed on European assumptions and policies of both Church and State.

Objectives

To assess the effects, in Catholic Europe chiefly, of the so-called 'Counter-Reformation':
a) as consolidating religious division in Western Europe by c. 1648.
b) as affecting conditions in Catholic Society in such areas as marriage, the family intellectual life and education, artistic patronage, charitable care.
c) as influencing also the extension of Catholic mission beyond Western Europe.

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

Political developments including the supposedly 'religious wars' (to 1648) will be considered, and questions of economic life and charitable provision will also be addressed. Intellectual and certain 'scientific' issues will be treated alongside evidence from the visual arts. The problem of persecution of supposed magic and witchcraft will be treated. The Catholic overseas missions in non-Christian areas will be briefly reviewed for the light they shed on European assumptions and policies maintained by both Church and State.

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. 183 hours.

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 handed in by 12 noon on Friday teaching week 730.00
PresentationOral contribution10.00
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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