Undergraduate Course: Early and Archaic Greek Art and Archaeology (CACA10018)
|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 offers an exploration of Greek art and architecture and society from its beginnings in the Bronze Age through the Dark Ages, and the Geometric and Archaic periods (c. 3000-480 B.C.).
An exploration of Greek art and architecture and society from its beginnings in the Bronze Age through the Dark Ages, and the Geometric and Archaic periods (c. 3000-480 B.C.). Emphasis will be on political, historical, religious, and social context. Of special interest are Greek interactions with the Near East, the development of the polis, large-scale sanctuaries and architecture; the function and deployment of myth in vase painting and sculpture; new forms of government; class structure.
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 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, 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)
||Degree examination: 1 two-hour paper.
Coursework: The coursework for this course is made up of two parts, one end-of-term essay and class participation. Students will be expected to present for every class meeting, and to participate in class discussion about assigned readings.
Part-Year Visiting Student (VV1) Variant Assessment:
One Essay (50%);
a 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%).
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, research skills in classical archaeology;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, in-depth knowledge of Early Greek art and archaeology;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, a greater understanding of Greek religion and history;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, the ability to collate and understand methodological difficulties in reading archaeological and written sources, both ancient and modern;
- demonstrate, in class discussion, coursework and examination as required, skills to analyze material and written sources for the ancient world and to craft and express arguments in written form.
|Barletta, B. 2001. Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders. Cambridge.|
Barringer, J.M. 2014. The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge.
Bérard, C. et al. 1989. A City of Images: Iconography and Society in Ancient Greece, trans. D. Lyons. Princeton.
Boardman, J. 2001. The History of Greek Vases. London.
Camp, J.M. 1992. The Athenian Agora. London.
Castleden, R. 2005. The Mycenaeans. London.
Coldstream, J.N. 2003. Geometric Greece, 2nd edition. London.
Dickinson, O. 2006. The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. London.
Gunter, A. 2009. Greek Art and the Orient. Cambridge.
Hall, J. 2006. A History of the Archaic Greek World. Malden, MASS.
Hurwit, J.M. 1999. The Athenian Acropolis. Cambridge.
Stewart, A. 1990. Greek Sculpture, 2 vols. New Haven and London.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled, contact must be made with the Lead Administrator, Amanda Campbell, on 50 2501 for approval to be obtained.
|Course organiser||Prof Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
|Course secretary||Mrs Summer Wight
Tel: (0131 6)50 4580
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