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

Undergraduate Course: The Presentation of the Classical World (CACA10002)

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
SummaryFor this course one (or more) group(s) of students work together to create a presentation on a theme relevant to the classical world. The group determines the subject of the presentation and the means to present it to the target audience by the end of the semester.
Course description For this course one (or more) group(s) of students work together to create a presentation on a theme relevant to the classical world. This presentation should be devised with a particular audience in mind, and could take the form of an exhibition (eg using display boards), video or website, or a performance by the group (eg to a class of school children).The group determines the subject of the presentation and the means to present it to the target audience. Whichever medium is chosen, the results have to be available to the designated audience (and the examiners) by the end of the semester.

During the semester there will be weekly formal meetings which will have an agenda and minutes, but the group may also meet informally at other times. Each student will also keep a personal log which will be handed in every week at a set time. Staff will be available for advice - but the task is basically theirs: there will be a (very) limited budget available. The difference between this and other courses is that the students will be assessed on how effectively they work together as a group - not just as individuals, and the skills assessed go beyond those developed in more traditional courses. It encourages students to engage with an audience outside the University and to exercise ingenuity and creativity within an academic discipline.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Classical Art 2A: The Development of Greek and Roman Art (CACA08009) OR Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08007)) AND ( Classical World 2b: Classical Myth and Religion (CACA08008) OR Classical World 2d: Art, History and Power (ANHI08008))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Any expenditure above budget allowed for exhibition.
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 Ancient History or 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate through their logbooks that they can contribute to a group
  2. demonstrate through the display created by their group (whatever form it
  3. demonstrate through the logbooks and the display itself that they can research and collect information on a specific Classical topic
  4. draw up a simple agenda, write minutes and chair meetings
  5. demonstrate through the group display that they can work to a deadline and within a budget.
Reading List
There is no standard bibliography for this course because the reading will depend on the topic and display medium chosen by the group.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements 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.
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hour(s) per week for 11 week(s). Essential class or group meeting/s in Semester 1 in preparation for Semester 2 course.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Glenys Davies
Tel: (0131 6)50 3592
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
Tel: (0131 6)50 3582
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