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Undergraduate Course: Archaic Athens: Renaissance and Revolution (ANHI10014)

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 areaAncient History Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course traces the history of Greece, and Athens in particular, during the Archaic period. It will focus on Greek history from two viewpoints, the political history contained in textual evidence, and the socio-cultural history from the material remains. An understanding of this key period in Greek history will enable students to better understand the development of Athenian democracy and east-west relationships in the Classical age. Students will be required to engage with political theory, cultural and social ideologies, and gender studies.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08014) OR Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08007)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A Pass in Ancient History 2A (ANHI08007 or ANHI08014) is compulsory, unless at the discretion of the course organiser.
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 Ancient History) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
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 complexity of the body of evidence for Archaic Greece;
- an understanding of Archaic Greek history and its importance for the historian;
- an understanding of political and social structures and their interrelatedness with the source material under investigation;
- an ability to use critically a variety of different methodologies and approaches to this body of material;
- a familiarity with real artefacts;
- bibliographical research skills to enable students to find independently additional information relating to the study of Archaic Greece.

Transferable Skills:
Students will also demonstrate that they can:
- gather material independently on a given topic and organise it into a coherent data set.
- compare differing sets of data from varying situations and draw conclusions from them.
- evaluate different approaches to and explanations of material, and make critical choices between them.
- express clearly ideas and arguments, both orally and in writing.
- organise complex and lengthy sets of arguments and draw these together into a coherent conclusion.
- organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
Assessment Information
Continuous Assessment 30%;
one (2-hour) Degree Examination 70%.
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Continuous Assessment - 30%;
Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination; to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) - 70%.
Special Arrangements
In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
Additional Information
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Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsAncient Greek History
Course organiserDr Sandra Bingham
Tel: (0131 6)50 6689
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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