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Undergraduate Course: The Greek World 1A: Greece in the Making (CLGE08001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will introduce students to components of the history and culture of the Greeks in the period from the Bronze Age through to Archaic and early Classical eras (down to c. 476 BC).
Course description This course will introduce students to the history, society and culture of the ancient Greeks in various periods from the Bronze Age through to Archaic and early Classical eras (down to c. 476 BC). The course encourages students to explore Greek culture and history and attention will also be drawn to the political, military, and cultural institutions and interactions between Greece and its neighbours (Persia and Egypt). The course will be structured around the essential integration of diverse materials, ranging from the study of archaeological sites, key aspects of the development of Greek art and architecture, important historical events, notions of historiography, and major literary works in epic poetry, lyric poetry, and drama.
The course can be studied on its own or as a prelude to its sister course, The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (it is also possible to study the two courses in reverse order, The Greek World 1B in one year and The Greek World 1A in the next).
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 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  176
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 158 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
2,500 word Essay (60%)
1,000 word Gobbet Commentary (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 the written exercise, you will be given a Force Fail result.
Feedback 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
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can assess, analyse and criticise the various forms of ancient materials;
  2. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can compare and evaluate different approaches to and explanations of the ancient materials in the secondary sources and make critical choices between them;
  3. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can express their ideas and arguments clearly (in both oral and written form);
  4. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can compare data from different sources and draw conclusions from them;
  5. demonstrate, by way of coursework, that they can organise their own learning, manage their workload and work to a timetable.
Reading List
Barringer, J.M. (2014) The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece. Cambridge.
Blundell, S. (1995) Women in Ancient Greece. London.
Cairns, D.L. (ed.) (2001) Oxford Readings in Homer's Iliad. Oxford.
Camp, J.M. (1986) The Athenian Agora. London.
Dewald. C. & Marincola, J. (eds) (2006) The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus. Cambridge.
Fowler, R. (ed.) (2004) The Cambridge Companion to Homer. Cambridge.
Murray, O. (ed.) (1990) Sympotica: a Symposium on the Symposion. Oxford.
Pomeroy, S.B. et al (2004) A Brief History of Ancient Greece. Politics, Society, and Culture. Oxford.
Rhodes, P.J. (2004) Athenian Democracy. Edinburgh.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Tutorials: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks.
KeywordsGreek World 1A
Course organiserDr David Lewis
Tel: (0131 6)50 3851
Course secretaryMiss Rachel Ord
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580
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