AD2866: The Irish Medieval Church

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 6 x 2hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Seminars; 1 x 6hr(s) Fieldwork; 76hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the history and heritage of the Church in medieval Ireland.
Module Content: This module will focus on the documentary history and physical heritage of the Church in Ireland between AD1000 and 1550. It will examine key events and themes, including monasticism, cathedral and parish churches, the twelfth-century reforms, religious art and architecture, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and the Reformation . Local case studies will be used to explore the major themes by situating them in their national and international contexts.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate the importance of the Church in Irish medieval life
  • Identify and explain major themes in Irish medieval Christian history, art and architecture
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how national and international religious events had a local impact
  • Critically engage in an informed manner in discussions of medieval Irish Church history and heritage.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1500 word essay, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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