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Tudors and Treachery: Religion, Politics, and Society in sixteenth-century England (HIS206)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description We are all familiar with the catch-cry 'Religion and Politics don't mix'. In sixteenth-century England, under the Tudor monarchs they most certainly did mix. Being out of step with changes to religion and church made by these rulers, from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, was treachery and could have fatal consequences. This unit examines the multiplicity of changes to religious belief and the Church of England, and their political and social causes and consequences, in the period 1530 - 1600.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
5. Construct evidence-based arguments in oral and written forms.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 1.5-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will introduce students to broad scholarly trends relevant to the subject matter of the unit, and to important contextual information. In tutorials and discussion forums, students have the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the subject area, and to practise interpreting primary and secondary sources. Assessment tasks allow students to develop their skills in historical analysis and explore topics of particular interest.
Assessment Tutorial participation (internal) or Discussion Forum posts (external) - 10%; Summary - 20%; Essay - 40%; Examination - 30%
Prerequisites Nil.
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History (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors History
Appears in these Minors Modern History
Religion
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Professor Rowan Strong
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e: R.Strong@murdoch.edu.au
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