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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: Classical Greek Sculpture (PGHC11316)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAn in-depth examination of free-standing and relief sculpture from c. 480-323 B.C., with a special emphasis on iconographical and iconological problems.
Course description This course examines various notable works of free-standing and relief sculpture from c. 480-323 B.C., with a special emphasis on iconographical and iconological problems. The focus will be on the monuments in their original contexts¿social, historical, religious, physical, and emphasis will be given to technical matters and the use of ancient written sources in interpreting the material remains
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Class participation and oral reports: 25%
Essay: 75%

Students will be expected to present for every class meeting, to participate in class discussion about assigned readings, to present two oral reports, and to submit a research essay.
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. research skills in classical archaeology
  2. in-depth knowledge of key monuments of Classical Greek sculpture
  3. a greater understanding of Greek religion and history
  4. the ability to collate and understand methodological difficulties in reading archaeological and written sources, both ancient and modern
  5. skills to analyze material and written sources for the ancient world and to craft and express arguments in written form
Reading List
Barringer, J. M. 2008. Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece. Cambridge

Boulter, C., ed. 1985. Greek Art: Archaic into Classical. Leiden

Hurwit, J.M. 2004. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles. Cambridge

Neils, J. 2001. The Parthenon Frieze. Cambridge

Palagia, O., ed. 2006. Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods. Cambridge

Rolley, C. 1999. La Sculpture grecque, 2 vols. Paris

Schultz, P. and R. von den Hoff, eds. 2009. Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World. Oxford

Stewart, A. 1990. Greek Sculpture: An Exploration, 2 vols. New Haven

Stewart, A. 2008. Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art. Cambridge
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywordsclassical greek sculpture
Course organiserProf Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
Course secretaryMr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782
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