Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials (2 x 2 hours)
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lecture per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 X 2,500 WORD ESSAY  30%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   1 X 2 HOUR CLOSED EXAMINATION  70%
Supplementary Assessment 1 x 2,500 - if essay element failed  30%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   2 hour examination - if exam element failed  70%

Brief description

The Survey modules aim to provide students with a broad lecture-based introduction to an historical period and/or theme. Each Single Honours student will be required to choose one of these modules.

To introduce the issues raised by the history of the church in the later middle ages and to provide a broad survey of religious and ecclesiastical activity and its social and political impact in Western Europe between the Fourth and Fifth Lateran Councils. The structure is intended to provide for the analysis of themes within a chronological framework.

The module identifies the nature and characteristics of the medieval church and the place it occupied in contemporary spiritual life, assesses its impact on, and relationship with, secular politics and social issues and explores the main areas in which orthodox members of the church felt themselves to be challenged.


This module is at CQFW Level 6