CLMSOB-Classics Special Options B

Module Provider: Classics
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2014/5

Module Convenor: Prof Timothy Duff

Email: t.e.duff@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
This module introduces students to advanced research in Classics on a single topic, 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 topic which they have chosen to study. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of and a critical approach to the modern scholarship relevant to the topis being studied. Produce written work at a postgraduate level.

Additional outcomes:
The module also enables students to enhance their skills of time management, oral communication and presentation. Students will also develop IT skills in the use of relevant web resources and in advanced word-processing.

Outline content:
Students will chose one topic from a list made available each year. Sample topics might include: Dissecting the Classical Body, Latin Epic in Late Antiquity and Beyond, The Future of Greek Tragedy: tradition and adaptation, The Transmission of Classical Texts, The Greek Past in the Roman Empire, Classicism and Empire, Greek and Roman Portraiture, Classical Poetics and Criticism, Eating and Humour in Roman LIterature.

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 10
Guided independent study 90
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:
The course is assessed through an essay of 2,500-4,000 words, 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: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
n/a

Requirements for a pass:
50%

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

Last updated: 23 April 2014

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