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HI267 - The Renaissance in Europe

  • Module code: HI267
  • Module name: The Renaissance in Europe
  • Department: History
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to provide an introduction to the methodological and theoretical issues involved in studying the Renaissance across Europe. It serves both to encourage you to think in theoretical terms about the ways in which the experience of cultural change can be historically reconstructed and to expose you to the opportunities and problems presented by a variety of evidence.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: Identify and evaluate the most frequently used sources (archival, literary, and visual) for the study of the Renaissance; Communicate ideas and findings both orally and in writing to peers and to tutors; Engage in the analysis of a body of source material by using relevant information technology; Analyse and evaluate the contributions made by existing interdisciplinary scholarship on the Renaissance; Develop the ability to contextualise the Renaissance.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will be taught through weekly lectures, fortnightly 1.25 hour seminars, and individual meetings to discuss feedback on your short essays.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: HI267-15)
A (Assessed work only) 1000 word essay plan (V1L8 students) 25%
  3000 word essay v 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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