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

Undergraduate Course: Greek Art and Archaeology (CACA08012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe class surveys the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age (c. 3000-1100 B.C.) to the early Roman imperial period (1st century AD). The chronological sequence of lectures considers the physical remains of ancient Greek life and society, including religion, domestic life, civic spaces, burial practices, social practices, the military, and interactions with other cultures.
Course description The class surveys the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from the Bronze Age (c. 3000-1100 B.C.) to the early Roman imperial period (1st century AD). The chronological sequence of lectures considers the physical remains of ancient Greek life and society, including religion, domestic life, civic spaces, burial practices, social practices, the military, and interactions with other cultures.

A typical lecture schedule for the course will look as follows:
W1: Bronze Age
W2: Early Iron Age
W3: Seventh Century BC
W4: Archaic Period
W5: Archaic Period
W6: Classical Period
W7: Classical Period
W8: Classical Period
W9: Hellenistic Period
W10: Hellenistic Period
W11: Hellenistic Period
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements A pass in any first level course achieved no later than August of the previous academic year.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  75
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 165 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 60 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: 2,500 word Essay (60%)
Exam: 1 x Online, Timed Slide Exam Mid-Term (40%)

You must attempt all elements of assessment to pass the course. If you have achieved a pass mark overall but fail to submit a coursework essay or to sit the slide test, you will be given a Force Fail result.
Feedback - A formative session on the slide test and practice slide test will be held in advance of the test.
- Detailed feedback will be provided on the slide test itself.
- Detailed written feedback will be given to all students when the course assignment is returned.
- The lecturer will be available to answer questions by email or to meet students individually during designated office hours to discuss their assignments and any questions they have.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, a sound knowledge of the subject considered in the course;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to assimilate a variety of sources and formulate critical opinions on them;
  3. demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to research, structure and complete written work of a specified length, or within a specified time;
  4. demonstrate an ability to make informed contributions to class discussion and give an oral presentation as required;
  5. demonstrate an ability to organise their own learning, manage their workload, and work to a timetable.
Reading List
Barringer, J. (2014). The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge. Folio N5630 Bar.
Boardman, J. (2001), The History of Greek Vases, London. NK4645 Boa.
Camp, J.M. (2001), The Archaeology of Athens, New Haven. DF275 Cam.
Donohue, A.A. (1988), Xoana and the Origins of Greek Sculpture, Atlanta. DF129 Don.
Kurtz, D.C. and J. Boardman (1971), Greek Burial Customs, London. GT3251 Kur.
Lawrence, A.W. (1996), Greek Architecture, 5th edition, New Haven. Folio NA270 Law.
Palagia, O., ed. (2006), Greek Sculpture: Function, Materials, Techniques, Cambridge. NB90 Gre.
Pedley, J.G. (2007), Greek Art and Archaeology, 4th edition, Upper Saddle River, N.J. Folio DF130 Ped.
Robertson, M. (1975), A History of Greek Art, 2 vols, Cambridge. Folio N5630 Rob.
Snodgrass, A.M. (1987), An Archaeology of Greece, Berkeley and Los Angeles. DF77 Sno.
Stewart, A. (1990), Greek Sculpture, 2 vols, New Haven and London. FolionNB90 Ste.
Whitley, J. (2001), The Archaeology of Ancient Greece, Cambridge. DF77 Whi.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills In addition to the ILOs below that contain already some transferable skills (such as the capacity to compare cognate yet complex materials), students who successfully complete the course will also gain:

- an enhancement of critical skills in reading and debate through engagement with alternative approaches and ideas
- an improvement of skills in conducting research and writing essays
- an ability to organise complex arguments and draw these together into a coherent conclusion
- organisational skills enabling them to structure their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
KeywordsGreek,Art,Archaeology
Contacts
Course organiserProf Judith Barringer
Tel: (0131 6)50 3584
Email: J.M.Barringer@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Ord
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580
Email: rord@ed.ac.uk
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