THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH

DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2013/2014
Archive for reference only
THIS PAGE IS OUT OF DATE

University Homepage
DRPS Homepage
DRPS Search
DRPS Contact
DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Classical Literature in Translation

Undergraduate Course: Socrates and Plato: Five Dialogues (CLTR10015)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaClassical Literature in Translation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA survey of the philosophy of Socrates and Plato through a study of five Platonic dialogues and other relevant sources.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Socrates and Plato (GREE10023)
Other requirements A pass in Classical Literature 2: Greek and Roman Epic (CLTR08008) and/or The Greek World 1A: Greece in the Making (CLGE08001) and/or The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (CLGE08002) is recommended
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Classical Literature) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the course successfully will be able by the end of the course to demonstrate in written examination and course work as well as in class discussion:

- an understanding of the difficulties of ascribing a specific philosophy to the historical Socrates, as opposed to the various claims made by the first generation of writers of Socratic dialogues.
- an awareness of the historical and legal issues surrounding the trial of Socrates
- the way in which Plato eventually supplanted his competitors in the quest to establish himself as Socrates' main philosophical successor
-knowledge of the basic ethical tenets found in the early Platonic dialogues
- a sensitivity to the relationship between philosophical views and literary form in early to middle Plato
- familiarity with the first version of Plato's theory of Forms and his views on the soul
Assessment Information
One reading report (15%), one essay (25%), Final exam (60%).
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One reading report (15%).
One essay (25%).
Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination $ to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) - 60%.
Special Arrangements
In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled, contact must be made with a Classics Secretary on 50 3580 for approval to be obtained.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
Email: Simon.Trepanier@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: E.Hutchison@ed.ac.uk
Navigation
Help & Information
Home
Introduction
Glossary
Search DPTs and Courses
Regulations
Regulations
Degree Programmes
Introduction
Browse DPTs
Courses
Introduction
Humanities and Social Science
Science and Engineering
Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Other Information
Combined Course Timetable
Prospectuses
Important Information
 
© Copyright 2013 The University of Edinburgh - 13 January 2014 3:45 am