Greek Art CLASSIC4049

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces students to the art and architecture of archaic and classical Greece, and to current and earlier approaches to understanding it in its historical and social context.

Timetable

2 x one hour sessions per week (lecture/seminar varied) over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus. This is one of the honours options in Classics and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on mycampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Classics, Greek or Latin, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Essay (3,000 words) - 40%

Examination (90 minute duration) - 60%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:
-study the principal surviving monuments of Greek Art dated between about 1000 B.C. and 323 B.C., and to understand some of the main problems of methodology and interpretation which attach to them.

- study other approaches to understanding the society whose history and literature they study elsewhere.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 -mobilise detailed knowledge of primary material in all forms of assessment

- understand modern interpretative strategies

-compare, contrast and evaluate competing interpretations

-apply, at a level appropriate to the assignment, knowledge of modern secondary literature to the interpretation of primary material

-use research, interpretative and argumentative skills in coursework essays

-present the results of investigation in seminars and to contribute effectively to discussion

-apply essay skills as stipulated in the Classics Honours Handbook

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.