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Syllabus Urban Centers and Urban Life in medieval Europe - 39065
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Last update 16-08-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: history

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: elisheva baumgarten

Coordinator Office Hours: wed 11-12

Teaching Staff:
Prof Elisheva Baumgarten

Course/Module description:
This course will examine urban life in medieval northern Europe. We will address multiple perspectives of medieval cityscapes from demographic change to religious tensions within the urban landscape.
A compulsory trip is part of this course

Course/Module aims:
Much of the attention in the course will be devoted to the different types of sources that are available for studying urban life and to the tools necessary for work with them. an emphasis on defining research problems and writing research papers

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
analysis, definition of and formulation of basic research papers.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: frontal, analysis and discussion of sources, textual, visual and audiovisual. hort papers and reading reports. class discussion and participation

Course/Module Content:
getting to know the medieval city
establishment and expansion
the urban environment
urban institutions and economy
daily life in the city
cityscapes: london, paris, rome and toledo

Required Reading:
Medieval Towns: A Reader ed. Maryanne Kowaleski Broadview, 2006
Keith Lilley, Urban Life in the MIddle Ages Palgrave 2005
Chiara Frugoni, A day in a Medieval City, Chicago, 2005

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 10 %
Participation in Tutorials 15 %
Project work 40 %
Assignments 35 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
compulsory trip
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.