Postgraduate Course: The Athenian Akropolis (PGHC11453)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines the history of the Athenian Akropolis and its slopes from its earliest habitation in the Neolithic period until the late antique period.
This course examines the history of the Athenian Akropolis and its slopes from its earliest habitation in the Neolithic period until the late antique period. The focus will be on the monuments and religious rituals evidenced there, including not only large-scale architecture, but also sculpture, smaller votives, altars, inscriptions, and topographical features. Emphasis will be given to technical archaeological matters, the use of ancient written sources in interpreting the material remains, and the role of the Akropolis in the life of the city.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class participation (15%)
Essay of 4,000-5,000 words (85%)
||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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of formative and summative assessment as required, in-depth, detailed and critical command of the body of knowledge considered in the course
- demonstrate, by way of formative and summative assessment as required, an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship, primary source materials, and conceptual approaches considered in the course
- demonstrate, by way of formative and summative assessment as required, an ability to understand and apply specialised research or professional skills, techniques and practices considered in the course
- demonstrate the ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence
- demonstrate originality and independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers; and a considerable degree of autonomy
|Barringer, J. M. 2008. Art, Myth, and Ritual in Classical Greece. Cambridge.|
Berger, E., ed. 1984. Parthenon-Kongress Basel. Mainz.
Bol, P., ed. 2002-2007. Die Geschichte der antiken Bildhauerkunst, vol. 2. Mainz.
Brommer, F. 1979. Sculptures of the Parthenon. London.
Camp, J. 2001. The Archaeology of Athens. New Haven.
Connelly, J.B. 1996. "Parthenon and Parthenoi: A Mythological Interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze." American Journal of Archaeology 100: 53-80.
Cook, B.F. 2004. Relief Sculpture of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus. Oxford.
Economakis, R., ed. 1994. Acropolis Restoration: the CCAM Interventions. London.
Goette, H.R. 2001. Athens, Attica, and the Megarid: An Archaeological Guide. London.
Hurwit, J.M. 1999. The Athenian Acropolis. Cambridge.
Jenkins, I. 2006. Greek Architecture and its Sculpture. Cambridge.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Development of critical analysis and argumentation in both oral and written form
- Development of observational skills
- Ability to research defined topics independently
- Library research skills
- Visual memory skills
- Presentational skills
|Course organiser||Prof Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
|Course secretary||Miss Danielle Jeffrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3782