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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Postgraduate (History, Classics and Archaeology)

Postgraduate Course: A Period of Ancient History 1 (PGHC11314)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course focuses on a single period of Ancient History: this will be studied with close attention to the sources available, and the range of possible methodologies and approaches. The intention is that students will deepen their knowledge of Ancient History, at an advanced level, and will be given exposure to a range of sources and approaches which they can make use of in their own future work in Ancient History.
Course description There is no fixed syllabus as the studied period will change on an annual basis, which will determine the syllabus. Thus, no specific course outline can be given. However, the course will cover (where applicable):

1. study of key political events;
2. study of the main social and economic developments;
3. study of the main sources bodies;
4. study of the key approaches to the period and the source material;
5. study of the main modern contributions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, a detailed knowledge of the studied historical period and the relevant sources
  2. demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an ability to analyse and reflect critically upon a range of scholarship concerning the studied period
  3. demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, bibliographic research skills, including the ability to find and make use of relevant works on the period, including appropriate works in other modern languages
  4. demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, an enhanced ability to develop and sustain original scholarly arguments in oral and written form by independently formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence and methodologies considered in the course
  5. demonstrate, in written coursework and group discussion, 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
Reading List
There is no fixed reading list as the course content (i.e. the studied period) will change with each outing of the course. The relevant information will be available from the course teacher and will be clearly indicated in the course booklet.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsPeriod of Ancient history
Course organiserDr Gavin Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 3581
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