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Undergraduate Course: A Topic in Classical Archaeology 1 (CACA10031)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to introduce students to the study of a particular topic in the archaeology of the Classical world. The topic is chosen by the course organiser for each outing of the course. Topics may include (but are not restricted to) larger areas of study, such as The archaeology of the Roman economy, Food and drink in the ancient world, Roman architecture, The Greek city, Roman sculpture, The archaeology of ancient religion, Connections in the ancient world, Greek and Roman housing, or The Roman East.
Course description The core aim of the course is to teach students how to approach the study of a defined topic, how to access the relevant sources and the modern debate, and how to identify important questions and understudied areas within the study of the relevant topic. Students will also learn how the studied topic relates to other areas of archaeology and history, as well as the study of the ancient world more generally. Specific thematic information for each outing of this course will be provided during the course selection process.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Greek Art and Archaeology (CACA08012) OR Roman Art and Archaeology (CACA08011)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements or at the discretion of the course organiser.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter (at least 2 of which should be in Ancient History OR Classical Art/Archaeology OR Classical Literature) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  19
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 15/01/2024
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework:
3,000 word essay (50%)

Two-hour exam (50%)
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. utilise a range of evidence - esp. archaeological, artistic and textual - for the studying of the course topic;
  2. engage critically with both the relevant ancient evidence and the modern debate;
  3. understand the different modern approaches to the study of the course topic and the topic's interrelatedness with the study of other topics in archaeology and ancient history;
  4. conduct a sustained individual inquiry into a particular aspect of the course topic (in the coursework essay).
Reading List
For 2023-24:

Athenian Agora Excavations: and Picture Books

BĂ©rard, C. et al. (eds.) A City of Images: Iconography and Society in Ancient Greece (Princeton 1981)

Camp, J. M. The Archaeology of Athens (New Haven 2001)

Coulson, W.D.E. (ed) The Archaeology of Athens and Attica under the Democracy (Oxford and Philadelphia 1994)

Hurwitt, J. M. The Acropolis in the Age of Pericles (Cambridge 2004)

Knigge, U. The Athenian Kerameikos. (Athens 1988)

Kurtz, D. C. and Boardman, J. Greek Burial Customs. (London 1971).

Leslie Shear Jr. T. (2016) Trophies of Victory. Public Building in Periklean Athens (Princeton 2016).

Neils, J. and Rogers, D. K. The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (Cambridge 2021)

Parker, R. Athenian Religion: A History (Oxford 2005)

Stampolidis, N. and Parlama, L. (eds.) (2000) Athens: The City beneath the City (Athens 2000)

Travlos, J. A Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens (London 1971)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills In addition to the ILOs listed under 32 above 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 work in and with a team
-verbal communication skills, esp. through class discussion and oral presentations/contributions
KeywordsTopic in Classical Archaeology 1
Course organiserDr Diana Rodriguez-Perez
Course secretaryMiss Lauren Smith
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