CL2SP-Ancient Sport

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Prof Barbara Goff


Type of module:

Summary module description:
A module that examines sport in Ancient Greece and Rome, from a variety of perspectives.

Students will gain detailed knowledge of relevant texts and historical information.
Students will be acquainted with relevant critical literature.
Students will have the opportunity to interpret the topic for different audiences.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of this module, students are expected to:
- demonstrate knowledge of key texts and concepts;
- complement the evidence and arguments presented in classes with additional information assembled by their own research;
- articulate their arguments effectively and illustrate them with relevant evidence.

Additional outcomes

Students will foster skills in oral discussion, critical analysis, and in use of IT.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:
Lecture and discussion on key texts and concepts such as victory songs, the erotics of the gymnasium, the ancient Olympics, gladiatorial combat, women in ancient sport, and the revival of the Olympics in the modern era. There will also be discussion of how to present research findings for different audiences, with opportunities to submit a video, museum trail, or other project for a school/general audience as part of the assessment.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Classes with a mixture of lecture and discussion.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 5
Seminars 5
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Guided independent study 88
Total hours by term 100.00
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100
Project output other than dissertation 0

Summative assessment- Examinations:

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Formative assessment methods:
Students will discuss their essays and projects in two workshops.

Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.
• where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
• where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.
The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

Assessment requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission in August

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 20 April 2018


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