- Code CLAS4006
- 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
This course introduces students to a range of forms of evidence and methodological approaches used by Classicists in the broad field of Classics and Ancient History. Each week's seminar focuses on a specific type of evidence and/or methodology. The range of topics will vary from year to year, but will include topics such as historiography, textual criticism, intertextuality, orality, art history, reception studies, epigraphy, numismatics, papyrology and archaeology.
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:
- Understand the full range of types of evidence which underlie our understanding of the Classical world
- Understand some of the key methodological approaches used by historical, literary and philological scholars in their study of Greek and Roman antiquity
- Appreciate, through a series of case studies, a range of the types of problems addressed by scholars of the Classical world
- Demonstrate skills in close reading, marshalling of evidence, and presenting original arguments both verbally and in writing
- Undertake HDR research in Classical Studies.
Indicative AssessmentSeminar presentation, 10 minutes and leading discussion (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Two 3000-word essays (20% each) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Final examination, 3 hours (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
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Workload260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 36 hours of seminars.
b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
David Schaps, Handbook for Classical Research (latest edition)
Completion of a cognate major.
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