- Code CLAS8020
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Classics
- Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History , History, Literature, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Peter Londey
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2016
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This course will take a specific topic or area of study within Classical Studies, and examine the available ancient sources of evidence, modern responses and methodological approaches, and encourage students to engage directly with both ancient evidence and modern approaches. The topic to be considered will vary from year to year, but will always be closely aligned to the research interests of the lecturer, ensuring that the course provides insights into and training in research in Classical Studies.
In addition students will undertake readings in one of: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin or Ancient Greek, with a view to analyse or translate texts, literature or history.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Review, evaluate and apply the types of evidence and approaches used by Classical scholars to address difficult issues in the discipline, with a focus on a particular area of research;
- Engage critically with arguments by modern scholars,
dealing with a specific aspect of the ancient world;
- Develop and enhance skills in close reading, marshaling
evidence, and presenting original arguments both verbally and in writing to
graduate standard; and
- (a) Demonstrate the ability to translate a range of texts in either Latin or Ancient Greek from a variety of genres
(b) Evaluate a variety of advanced approaches to analysis of Greek and Roman history or literature and use scholarly writing as a model for their own work.
Seminar presentation (approx 30 minutes) + leading discussion (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
3,500 word essay (30%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
Examination 1 – 2 hours (20%) (LO 1, 2, 3)
Examination 2 – 3 hours (30%) (LO 4)
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A 2 hour seminar and 1 hour seminar or tutorial each week, for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 17 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
A strong familiarity with the history and literature of the Classical world.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8998||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|