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HI242 - Germany in the Age of the Reformation

  • Module code: HI242
  • Module name: Germany in the Age of the Reformation
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module highlights the key role of religion in pre-industrial society. It provides an in-depth survey of the country which proved seminal for the development of the European Reformation. Students will examine the roots as well as the dramatic socio-cultural effects of changes in theology and ecclesiastical organization. The Reformation divided sixteenth-century communities and affected each social / gender group in particular ways. The module draws on extensive primary and secondary materials to illustrate how the people of Germany experienced and in turn shaped these fundamental transformations.

Principal learning outcomes

Intended learning outcomes: a) the further development of study, writing, presentation and communication skills, including the use of visual sources and web-based materials; b) greater understanding of the importance of religion in early modern society and the socio-cultural impact of confessional change; c) the ability, through writing a 4500-word essay, of presenting a sustained argument backed by precise and well-chosen evidence drawn from appropriate sources and secondary literature; d) developing critical analytical skills through the assessment of historical approaches often at variance with one another (particularly by participating in debates and writing a book review); e) enhanced awareness of the contributions of different historical sub-disciplines -ecclesiastical history, the historical sociology of religion, gender history, and others - to an understanding of the Reformation.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught through weekly lectures (from week 2) and fortnightly 1.5-hour seminars (in odd weeks from week 3).

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi242

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HI242-15)
A (Assessed work only) 1000 word essay plan (V1L8 students) 25%
  3000 word essay (V1L8 students) 75%
30 CATS (Module code: HI242-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Long essay 50%
  2-hour examination (Summer) 50%
V1 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Term 1 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 1 75%
V2 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 17%
  2000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 33%
  2500 word essay - Visiting Exchange Terms 1 & 2 50%
V8 (Visiting students only) 1000 word essay plan - Visiting Exchange Term 2 25%
  3000 word essay - Visiting Exchange Term 2 75%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate History (V100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Philosophy (V1V5) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History, Literature and Cultures of the Americas (V230) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR20) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR21) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR22) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (VR23) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR24) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR25) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR26) - Year 3
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 1
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 2
  • BA in History and Culture (with Year Abroad) (VR27) - Year 3