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HSTY2664: Medieval Cultures

2024 unit information

This is a unit about people and cultures. Women and men, merchants and monks, Christians and Jews all formed the cultures, classes and statuses which constituted late medieval European society. The study themes of this unit focus on the means by which ideas, cultures and expectations were constructed and transmitted, and include topics such as healthcare, civic life, the body, gender and sexuality, religious beliefs and practices, otherness, death, political theory, art and architecture, travel.

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Code HSTY2664
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in History, Ancient History or Asian Studies
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Middle Ages through the exploration of the notion of ‘culture’ and its multiple manifestations;
  • LO2. Consolidate your sense of historical significance through the reading and analysis of primary and secondary sources. This is the main purpose of tutorials in which students practice week‐by‐week analytical and critical skills;
  • LO3. Demonstrate your ability to conduct an original research project that strengthens your skills as independent learner. This is the main purpose of the essay that students progressively research, build, and write across the semester.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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