HIST501 Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations

Updated: 13 April 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Non-Mandatory (Only when available in Trimester 3). All students in on campus and online modes are encouraged to attend the intensive school, which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials.
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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST301, HIST507
Notes

When HIST501 is offered online and where there is no on campus teaching, the unit will run as a reading/research unit. All students in on campus and online modes are encouraged to attend the intensive school, which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials.

Combined Units HIST301 - Power and Propaganda in the European Reformations
Coordinator(s) Thomas Fudge (tfudge@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

At the end of the Middle Ages massive upheavals changed the face of Europe. Historians refer to these as the Renaissance and Reformation. This unit examines the latter in terms of the forces (political, social and theological) which created conflict, affected social change and shattered the unity of religious practice. The unit contextualises these events within the history of Christianity by examining their medieval roots and new visions. The unit seeks to explore and explain the phenomenal success of the Reformation by looking closely at its propagation. Pamphlet literature, popular iconography, public disputations and theological writings are examined. The unit pays particular attention to Martin Luther and to the varieties of radical reforms in Germany and Central Europe.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 60% 4000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. investigate, interpret, critically analyse, reflect on, and synthesise complex information and concepts about power, propaganda in the European Reformations;
  2. demonstrate an advanced body of knowledge of Luther's thought and Reformation emphases;
  3. apply an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods to select and synthesise ideas from selected primary source documents relating to Martin Luther and the Reformations;
  4. apply specialised knowledge of the historical events, persons and ideas, and integrate their significance into the development of theology and the early Protestant movement;
  5. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the range of issues and problems involved in considering the nature of historical knowledge; and
  6. exhibit advanced analytical abilities and a skill in combining a broad range of research materials, from various resources in order to develop and present a coherent and sustained argument.