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HSY3035 - Heresy, Persecution, Identity: confronting religious orthodoxies

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Dr Michael Fagenblat and Dr Nathan Wolski


Not offered in 2007


As for HSY2035


Students successfully completing HSY2035:

  1. Will have acquired detailed knowledge of some of the most important heresies and heretics in the West.
  2. Will acquire broad understanding of the historical contexts in which heresy has emerged and the reasons for its emergence in that particular period.
  3. Will be understand the dynamics of heresy as it relates to authority, sectarianism and communal identity, new forms of knowledge and religious experience.
  4. Will have developed a capacity to work effectively with others and a capacity to express ideas verbally in group situations;
  5. Will have developed considerable facility in bibliographic research, analysis, and written expression.
Students successfully completing HSY3035 will, in addition:
  1. Be capable of independently devising and executing an advanced research project in the above areas of study, based predominantly on primary sources.


Secondary Source Exercise (1000 words) 20%; Essay (2050 words) 50%; Examination (one hour) (1000 words) 20%;
Class participation 10%.

Contact hours

One 90-minute lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week.