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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Classical Art/Classical Archaeology

Undergraduate Course: Classical Archaeology 2b: Materials and Methods (CACA08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will introduce students to the various ways in which the material remains of the Classical civilisations (primarily Greece and Rome) have been and are analysed and studied. A wide range of types of material (such as buildings, coins, pottery, sculpture) will be considered along with the methodologies that have been devised by Classical archaeologists for understanding them and their significance as evidence for Classical societies. Dating and chronology, geography, function, typology and the interface between material remains and written evidence will all be considered. Teaching will include special intention to case studies and to hands-on experience where possible.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: The Greek World 1A: Greece in the Making (CLGE08001) OR The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (CLGE08002) OR The Roman World 1A: The Rise of Rome (CLGE08003) OR The Roman World 1B: The Roman Empire (CLGE08004)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Cost of Field Trip
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesEquivalent courses on the Classical World or Archaeology.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 166 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 50% and exam 50%

Coursework will consist of an analytical review (1000 words) of an article or book chapter to be written by week 6, and one essay of 2,000 words. These two pieces of work are of equal weight (25% each).

The two-hour exam will consist of a picture/excerpt question and an essay
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate through their essay, analytical review and exam:
familiarity with a wide range of types of material evidence for the Classical world
knowledge of the main methodologies used to evaluate the material remains of the Classical civilisations
understanding of how these methodologies can be applied to the evidence through specific case studies
knowledge of the chronological framework of the Classical world and an understanding of how it was created (dating methods)
the ability to evaluate critically the methodologies which have been used in the study and interpretation of the material remains of the past
an understanding of the interface between written (historical) and material (archaeological) evidence
the ability to interpret a range of plans and maps

Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Students will also demonstrate the following transferable skills:
written skills (clear expression of ideas and arguments)
analytical skills
evaluation skills
* interpretation of visual material
KeywordsClassical Arch 2B
Contacts
Course organiserDr Candace Rice
Tel:
Email: Candace.Rice@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Summer Wight
Tel:
Email: Summer.Wight@ed.ac.uk
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