- Code CLAS8008
- Unit Value 6 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
In this course students will undertake readings in one of: Ancient History, Classical Studies, Latin or Ancient Greek, with a view to analysing or translating texts, literature or history. Students will continue their training in Classics methodology and engage with pre-professional and professional scholars by attending seminar papers presented in the Centre for Classical Studies research seminar program.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Review, evaluate and apply the types of evidence and approaches used by Classical scholars to address difficult issues in the discipline;
2. Engage critically with arguments by modern scholars,;
3. Develop and enhance skills in close reading, marshaling evidence, and presenting original arguments both verbally and in writing to graduate standard; and
4. (a) Students undertaking readings in Latin or Ancient Greek will demonstrate the ability to translate a range of texts in either Latin or Ancient Greek from a variety of genres
(b) Students undertaking readings in Ancient History and Classical studies will 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;
5. Continue training in some of the key methodological approaches used by historical, literary and philological scholars in their study of Greek and Roman antiquity.
Indicative AssessmentWorkshop participation (10%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination (90%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of seminar
b) 94 hours of independent student research and reading.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The reading list that forms the basis for the exam is changed from year to year according to student interest staff involved in teaching the course. Readings supplied to students.
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