Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Classical Civilisation 3 CLASSIC3001

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 3 (SCQF level 9)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

The course aims to study the civilisation of Greece and Rome at an advanced level, extending and deepening the knowledge and understanding achieved in the classes at Levels 1 and 2. Emphasis is placed on three key modes of study of the ancient world, archaeological, historical and literary. No knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is demanded but those who wish to begin Latin or Greek will be offered the option of doing so. The student chooses three options from the Honours programme but is assessed in them at level 3 General Humanities Standard.

Timetable

Lectures and seminars as per Classics Department Honours handbook

Requirements of Entry

Grade D in Classical Civilisation 2A or 2B

Assessment

Three 20-credit Honours papers are chosen; form and timing of assessment varies depending on options chosen.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The course aims to study the civilisation of Greece and Rome at an advanced level, extending and deepening the knowledge and understanding achieved in the classes at Levels 1 and 2. Emphasis is placed on three key modes of study of the ancient world, archaeological, historical and literary. No knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages is demanded but those who wish to begin Latin or Greek will be offered the option of doing so. The student chooses three options from the Honours programme but is assessed in them at level 3 General Humanities Standard.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

A primary objective is to promote direct intellectual engagement with the ancient texts and artefacts which constitute the legacy of the ancient world; a secondary one is to illuminate with the aid of modern scholarship the multiform interpretations of them which more recent ages have evolved. In the course of study you will be expected and assisted (i) to comment intelligently, both in speech and in writing, upon the texts and material objects studied in the course; and (ii) to write perceptive essays upon the art, archaeology, drama and history of Greece and Rome (according to the options chosen).

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.