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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Classical Literature in Translation

Undergraduate Course: Socrates and Plato: Five Dialogues (CLTR10015)

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
SummaryA survey of the philosophy of Socrates and Plato through a study of five Platonic dialogues and other relevant sources.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Socrates and Plato (GREE10023)
Other requirements A pass in Classical Literature 2: Greek and Roman Epic (CLTR08008) and/or The Greek World 1A: Greece in the Making (CLGE08001) and/or The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (CLGE08002) is recommended
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Classical Literature) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One reading report (15%), one essay (25%), Final exam (60%).
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One reading report (15%).
One essay (25%).
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%.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2014/15, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One reading report (15%), one essay (25%), Final exam (60%).
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
One reading report (15%).
One essay (25%).
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%.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the course successfully will be able by the end of the course to demonstrate in written examination and course work as well as in class discussion:

- an understanding of the difficulties of ascribing a specific philosophy to the historical Socrates, as opposed to the various claims made by the first generation of writers of Socratic dialogues.
- an awareness of the historical and legal issues surrounding the trial of Socrates
- the way in which Plato eventually supplanted his competitors in the quest to establish himself as Socrates' main philosophical successor
-knowledge of the basic ethical tenets found in the early Platonic dialogues
- a sensitivity to the relationship between philosophical views and literary form in early to middle Plato
- familiarity with the first version of Plato's theory of Forms and his views on the soul
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled, contact must be made with a Classics Secretary on 50 3580 for approval to be obtained.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Trepanier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3589
Email: Simon.Trepanier@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
Email: E.Hutchison@ed.ac.uk
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