HIST508 Crusader Europe, 1095-1453

Updated: 23 September 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) Both on campus and online students are encouraged to attend the intensive school which will cover the entire trimesters work. This will involve face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Dates to be advised.
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 ANCH241 or ANCH341 or HIST208 or HIST308 or HIST408

When HIST508 is offered online and where there is no on-campus teaching, the unit will run as a reading/research unit. Both on campus and online students are encouraged to attend the intensive school which will cover the entire trimesters work involving face-to-face lectures and tutorials.

Combined Units HIST308 - Crusader Europe, 1095-1453
Coordinator(s) Thomas Fudge (tfudge@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

A study of religious war between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries (1095 CE to 1453 CE) with a focus on efforts to combat Islam and liberate the Near East. There will be an emphasis upon religious practice, theology, political and military motivations. Crusades against Christian heretics also form an important chapter in this period.

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.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 60% 4000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. exhibit an advanced, wide-ranging knowledge of the various settings (political, social, religious) in which the Crusades originated and the ability to identify key aspects of, and assess critically the influence of, these settings on beliefs within these societies;
  2. demonstrate a high level of competence in the use of primary texts as resources for historical study through a working knowledge of the variety of text critical methods available, and of the major concepts and models presently adopted by historians;
  3. apply advanced competence in the study of primary texts to the task of analysing the texts relating to crusader history;
  4. apply advanced research skills to gain a critical understanding of the Crusades and the societies with which they impacted;
  5. write clearly and analytically to present a coherent and sustained argument at a postgraduate level; and
  6. demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability in their assigned work.