CLMSO-Classics Special Options

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 30 [15 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Katherine Harloe


Summary module description:

This module introduces students to advanced research in Classics across a number of different topics, chosen from a list made available each year and reflecting the research interests of the academic staff of the department.

Assessable learning outcomes:
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
Demonstrate awareness of the primary material relevant to the topics which they have chosen to study.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and a critical approach to the modern scholarship relevant to the topics being studied.
Produce written work at a postgraduate level.

Additional outcomes:
The module also aims to develop the student's skills of time management, oral communication and presentation, and use of IT.

Outline content:
Students will chose two topics from a list made available each year. Sample topics might include: History and Society of Ancient Thessaly, Embodying Gods, Three Greek Plays, The Future of Greek Tragedy, Plutarch, Greek Prose Composition, Plato's Republic, Vulgar Latin, The Evolution of the Museum of Antiquities, Herodotus, Hellenistic History and Culture, Multilingualism and Empire, Elite villas in Roman Italy, Greek Literature in the Near East, Grief and mourning and memory in Homer and/or Tragedy,The Song-Culture of Ancient Greece, Ancient Greek Vases, Art in Hellenistic Society, The Roman Architectural Revolution, Coptic Life-writing, Cities and the Ancient Economy.

Students may also take an ancient language (Latin or Ancient Greek) as one of their options within this module. An ancient language option involves a higher number of contact hours and different method of assessment than those given below, and is taught over both the Autumn and Spring terms.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Most of the topics are taught through seminars, which involve student preparation, discussion and presentation.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Tutorials 20
Guided independent study 280
Total hours by term 300.00
Total hours for module 300.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
The course is assessed through two essays (one per option) of 4000 words each, to be submitted at the end of the first week of the Summer Term.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information:

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:

Reassessment arrangements:
Resubmission of written work as agreed by Programme Director.

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: 21 December 2016

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