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HI255 - Religion and Religious Change in England

  • Module code: HI255
  • Module name: Religion and Religious Change in England
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module explores the social, cultural and political context of religion in England between the late-fifteenth and mid-sixteenth centuries. This module builds on the knowledge of early modern Europe acquired through the second-year core module, and complements other departmental options on early modern Germany, society and culture in France, and the social history of early modern England. It provides a sound foundation for students going on to take third-year special subjects and advanced options in early modern English social or cultural history, as well as for the MA in Religious and Social History 1500-1700.

Principal learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes: a) the further development of study, writing and communication skills; b) a broad knowledge and understanding of why religion mattered in the period and of what it meant to its practitioners; c) a greater awareness of the connections between religious history, and other branches of historical study, particularly social and political; d) the development of critical analytical skills through the assessment of historiographical approaches which are frequently at variance with each other; e) the opportunity, through writing a 4,500 word essay, to develop a greater facility with the skill of extended writing, an improved ability to evaluate critically a range of secondary and (where appropriate) primary sources, as well as an enhanced capacity for individual and self-motivated study.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will be taught through weekly lectures and fortnightly seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/undergraduate/modules/hi255

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HI255-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assignment 1: Oral participation 10%
  Assignment 2: 1000 word essay plan 40%
  Assignment 3: 3,000 word essay 50%
30 CATS (Module code: HI255-30)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 1: Oral participation 10%
  Assignment 2: 1500 word essay 10%
  Assignment 3: 3,000 word essay 40%
  Assignment 4: 1 x 2 hour exam 40%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment (visiting/exchange students) NOT IN USE 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