Classical Civilisation 1A: Early Greece, From Troy To Plataea, 776-479 BC CLASSIC1001
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Humanities
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The course provides an introduction to the literature, culture, and history of Greece in the period down to the Persian war.
Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 3pm; weekly seminars (choice of times) as scheduled in MyCampus
Requirements of Entry
Essay (2,500 words) - 60%
Take-home commentary exercise (1,800 words) - 40%
Main Assessment In: December
This course will provide the opportunity to:
■ Introduce the literature, history, and material and intellectual culture of Greece in the period 776-479 B.C.;
■ Explore the range of source material available for the study of this period and a variety of methodologies appropriate to its use.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ analyse and explain the main events and trends in Greek history and culture in the period 776-479 B.C.;
■ identify primary source material, textual and visual;
■ analyse the set texts and visual and material culture treated in the course;
■ critique relevant secondary literature.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.