Undergraduate Course: Africa in the Classical World (CACA10015)
|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 focuses on North Africa (excluding Egypt) in the classical period, i.e. from the Punic period and the Greek colonisation to the Arab conquest, with a particular emphasis on the impressive material remains of classical sites and cultures. The course strives to provide students with a broad picture of life in the Classical period in this region, encompassing aspects as diverse as urbanism, rural settlements, water management and supply, agriculture, trade, military archaeology and history, the environment, pagan and Christian religion and, in broad terms, the political, social and administrative history of North Africa as well as contacts with other parts of the ancient world and mutual influences. One of the particular attractions of Africa for the student of the ancient world lies in its exceptionally well-preserved ancient monuments (ranging from amphitheatres, theatres, fora, bath-houses, triumphal arches, temples, churches, residential quarters and mausolea to aqueducts, cisterns, oil presses, forts and fortifications) and their attendant mosaic and sculpted decorations, and these will form a particular focus of attention.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Students must have passed 2 of the following 2nd year courses: Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08014), Ancient History 2b: Themes and Theories in Ancient History (ANHI08013), Classical Archaeology 2b: Materials and Methods (CACA08010), Archaeology 2A (ARCA08010), Archaeology 2B (ARCA08011)
|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
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate in written examinations and in course work:
- knowledge of key aspects of the geography and chronology of North Africa in the classical period;
- knowledge of the material culture in the study region;
- the ability to apply broader research techniques to a particular region of the ancient world;
- the ability to use critically a variety of different categories of material and written evidence;
- the ability to recognise and focus on important aspects of a complex subject and to select specific examples;
- the ability to produce a concise summary.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Course organiser||Dr Ulrike Roth
Tel: (0131 6)50 3586
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582