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

Undergraduate Course: Greek Myth and Religion (CACA10027)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course provides Honours students with a survey of ancient Greek myth and religion. Using ancient visual and written evidence, and their interpretation in modern scholarship, this course considers the function and uses of myth; its relationship to religion, daily life, history, and cultural norms; religious ritual and function; the
particularity of myth to a given locale; and the interpretation of myth and its methodologies.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
┐ gained detailed knowledge of many of the myths and religious practices of
ancient Greece by examining and analysing the ancient evidence┐both
written (literature and epigraphy) and visual┐from the Bronze Age through
the Hellenistic period(and in some cases for written material, from the Roman
and post-antique periods)
┐ gained a greater understanding of how such material can aid in our
reconstruction of ancient Greek history, religion, politics, and cultural beliefs.
┐ engaged with a range of modern scholarly literature on the topic that
represents a range of methodologies
In addition, students will develop skills to
┐ critically analyze material and written sources for the ancient world
┐ craft and express an argument
o in written form in both an essay and a degree exam
o in oral form through classroom discussion
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
Email: J.M.Barringer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: E.Hutchison@ed.ac.uk
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