• 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
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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 Assessment

Workshop participation (10%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination (90%) LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 

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Workload

130 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

Enrolment in Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HARTS2), Bachelor of Classical Studies (Honours) (HCLAS), Bachelor of Languages (Honours), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed CLAS8008: Readings in Classics.

Preliminary Reading

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9300 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person N/A

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