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Undergraduate Course: The Greek World 1B: Greece's New Horizons (CLGE08002)

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 the history and culture of the Greeks in the period from c. 476 BC to the Hellenistic age.
Course description The course encourages students to trace the development and dissemination of Greek culture in Athens and other Greek city states in the period from the Peloponnesian War to the formation of the Hellenistic Kingdoms. The course will also explore the rise of Macedon, the reign of Alexander the Great and its aftermath, to the period of the rise of Rome. 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 drama, poetry, and rhetoric.
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:  148
Course Start Semester 2
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
Prescribed textbook:
Pomeroy, S.B, Burstein, S.M., Donlan, W., Roberts, J.B., and Tandy, D. Ancient Greece. Politics, Society, and Culture. Oxford University Press (Oxford/New York) 2012, 3rd edition.

Selected modern contributions:
Bosworth, A. 1993. Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great. Cambridge.
Bugh, G. (ed.) 2006. The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World. Cambridge.
Cartledge, P. 2004. Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past. London.
Easterling, P. E. (ed.) 1997. The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy. Cambridge.
Erskine, A. (ed.) 2003. A Companion to the Hellenistic World. Oxford.
Ridgway, B.S. 1990-2000. Hellenistic Sculpture, vols. 1-2. Madison.
Roisman, J. ed. 2003. Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great. Leiden.
Shipley, G. 2000. The Greek World After Alexander, 323-30 BC. London.
Walbank, F.W. 1993. The Hellenistic World. Revised edn. London.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Tutorials: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks.
KeywordsGreek World 1B
Course organiserDr Anja Slawisch
Tel: (0131 6)50 6693
Course secretaryMiss Katy Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780
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