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Module Details

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures to orientate students will be given each week during the course of the module.

There will be one-hour weekly seminars, supplemented by student-led discussion on the current topics in a module forum.

Students are expected to give seminar presentations and to participate regularly in the forum discussion which will be closely monitored.


Workload and Assessment

Students will submit two non-assessed 2,000 word essays, in week 7 of both terms.

They will also submit a timed exam-practice essay.

For details of examination and assessment, see:


Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • critically engage with historiographical debates regarding the treatment of minorities and marginal groups in a broad geographical and chronological context
  • have an appreciation of the possibilities and limitations of analysing primary sources relating to marginal groups in pre-modern society
  • develop an extensive knowledge and understanding of pre-modern European society through its treatment of minority and marginal groups
  • demonstrate sophisticated written and verbal communication skills within a group context, as well as ability to work both as part of a team and independently