Undergraduate Course: Death and Burial in Republican and Imperial Rome (CACA10004)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is concerned with the methods of burial of the dead, tombs, funerary art and its iconography, and afterlife beliefs of the inhabitants of the ancient city of Rome. It is a multi-disciplinary course, but there will be special emphasis on the study of art and architecture in its social context. The period covered stretches from the earliest burials in Rome to the Christian tombs of the time of Constantine.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students should have a Pass in any two of: Roman World 1B, Classical Art 2A, Classical Archaeology 2B.
|Additional Costs|| None.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Classical Art/Archaeology) 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One essay of 2500-3000 words (40%);
one (2-hour) degree examination (60%).
Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
One essay of 2500-3000 words (40%);
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%).
|No Exam Information
| On completion of the course, students should have acquired:-
- knowledge of the various forms of burial and the main tomb types, along with representative examples of cemetery sites and funerary art, in ancient Rome;
- knowledge of the main beliefs of the Romans concerning life after death and the information normally placed in a funerary inscription;
- understanding of the problems involved in the interpretation of funerary iconography and symbolism.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
|Keywords||Death and Burial in Rome
|Course organiser||Dr Glenys Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 3592
|Course secretary||Mrs Toni Wigglesworth
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580
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