HIST111 Medieval Europe

Updated: 07 January 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST110
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

This unit focuses on the development of Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century and the dawn of the Renaissance in the fifteenth century. It deals with the development of Christianity, the violent and bitter struggles between the Church and secular rulers, the evolution of social institutions, the world of crusaders, dissenters, the prominence of visual culture, medieval mentalities, law, popular culture and beliefs, along with the relations between ordinary people and power. All of this provides the immediate context for emerging modernity.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500

ISBN: 9781138214392
Blockmans, W. and Hoppenbrouwers, P., Routledge 3rd ed. 2017

Note: The 2nd edition is also acceptable (ISBN: 9780415675871).

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 50% 2000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 50% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an integrated knowledge of history of Europe beween 5th and 15th centuries and the relationship between past and present;
  2. analyse textual material relevant to the unit's content;
  3. select and apply appropriate methods to review a significant period of European history;
  4. apply specialised knowledge and skills to frame historical questions;
  5. demonstrate critical thinking; and
  6. demonstrate logical argument and lucid writing skills to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.