Given the specific nature of this course, there will be no readings as such. However, at the beginning of every class, the instructors will provide with handouts which contain practical illustrations of the problems discussed in class. The few readings indicated below should provide a basic theoretical background for the discussion. More detailed bibliography will be provided in class during every meeting.
Attendance in class is required (min. 80 %). Students are expected to consult thoroughly the information given in the handouts. Student performance will be assessed throughout the course by means of short practical exercises within class, which they are expected to perform during each session. There will be no post-class assignment, except for the first weekend of the course.
Note: This introductory course is mandatory for all the MA students enrolled at the Department of Medieval Studies, irrespective of their research topic/further choice of source language. According to the regulations of the MA Program, the award of the MA title is conditional upon obtaining a “Pass” grade from the present course.
NB: A feedback box is available in the room where the sessions take place. At the end of every session, each student will be asked to write a short anonymous feedback and leave it in the box.
(1) Assessment type 1 (50% of the final result): in-class exercises. Students should be able to properly use the materials provided by the instructors in order to solve the tasks.
(2) Assessment type 2 (25% of the final result): re-cap in-class exercises. Students should be able to decipher, identify, and handle information required, based on the previous sessions’ discussions.
(3) Assessment type 3 (25% of the final result): weekend assignment. Students should be able to decipher, identify, and handle information required, based on the first week’s sessions.