Undergraduate Course: The Athenian Akropolis (CACA10026)
|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 examines the history of the Athenian Akropolis and its slopes from its earliest habitation in the Neolithic period until the late antique period. The focus will be on the monuments and religious rituals evidenced there, including not only large-scale architecture, but also sculpture, smaller votives, altars, inscriptions, and topographical features. Emphasis will be given to technical archaeological matters, the use of ancient written sources in interpreting the material remains, and the role of the Akropolis in the life of the city.
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)
||Coursework (50%) and end-of-year 2-hour Degree Examination (50%).
The Coursework will comprise a research essay (40%) and class participation (10%). The latter will consist of participation in discussion, as well as leading discussion on assigned topics or scholarly articles, which will be judged on comprehension and analysis of the material, thoroughness, organization, and articulateness.
Degree Examination: The paper will be divided into two sections, both of which must be attempted by the students: the first will consist of images to be identified and discussed, and the second will consist of essay questions.
Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
Coursework - 50%.
Subject-Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination ¿ to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details) - 50%.
(The Coursework will comprise a research essay (40%) and class participation (10%). The latter will consist of participation in discussion, as well as leading discussion on assigned topics or scholarly articles, which will be judged on comprehension and analysis of the material, thoroughness, organization, and articulateness.)
|No Exam Information
| By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* demonstrate in written exercises and examinations a reasoned understanding of the history and archaeology of the site;
* produce well-argued, well-documented, and properly referenced written work;
* demonstrate in oral discussion and written work an ability to use critically, and to evaluate, a wide range of different ancient sources and modern interpretations;
* demonstrate refined analytical skills and the ability to understand and interpret what they see.
Transferable skills -
Students will be able to demonstrate an ability:
* to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing;
* to analyze and assess primary evidence and interpretive arguments critically and thoughtfully;
* to craft an argument in written and oral form;
* to organise complex and lengthy sets of arguments and draw these together into a coherent conclusion;
* to organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||For a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled on this course, contact must be made with the Course Secretary (at 650 3582 or Classics@ed.ac.uk) for approval to be given.
|Course organiser||Dr Sophy Downes
|Course secretary||Ms Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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