Course level




Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour


HS201, HT210, HT249

Assessment methods

Thesis Abstract and Bibliography, Research Essay, Final Exam

Course coordinator

Hollie Thomas

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

This course is not currently offered, please contact the school.

Course description

This course examines a period of European history that is sometimes called the `Dark Ages,' an era dominated by the Roman and Carolingian empires. These centuries witnessed the mass movement of ethnic groups across Europe, constant invasions at the hands of the Vikings, Huns, and Arabs. Significantly, the period more commonly known as Late Antiquity or the Early Middle Ages saw the collapse of the Roman Empire, the triumph of Christianity over paganism, the birth of Islam, the rise of France and England, the rise of the papacy and the Roman Church, and in many ways the transition from an ancient to Medieval world. The complexities and ramifications of this transformation will be considered throughout this course. This course may not run if there are fewer than 20 enrolments.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile