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On completion of the module students should:
1. possess a detailed knowledge of the history of the Classical Greek world, c. 480-323BC.
2. be able to critically analyse ancient and modern sources pertaining to the study of this period.
3. acquire knowledge of historiographical methods and apply these to solve simple historical problems.
4. be able to critically analyse, evaluate, synthesise and compare literary and material evidence.
Personal and key skills
5. communicate ideas in small group work and in writing for coursework, thereby demonstrating a capacity to review, assemble, and evaluate ancient and modern evidence.
6. be able to construct and defend arguments
7. manage their time and work to deadlines.
In Autumn 2020 the module will explore key sources and themes for the study of Ancient Greek history.
These include topics such as:
The formation of ancient Greek identities, e.g. mythical origins, travel and mobility, religion, language, gender, and social status.
Ancient empires, conquests, and conflicts, e.g. the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian Wars, the Sacred Wars, and the emergence of Athens, Macedonia, Persia, Sparta, and Thebes as hegemonic powers in the Mediterranean World.
Muted groups, e.g. women, and slaves.
Ancient political thought, e.g. discussions of monarchy, aristocracy, oligarchy, democracy, and ideas about freedom, etc.
The role of material culture and archaeology in the study of ancient Greece, e.g. remains of ancient buildings, clay tablets, coins, inscriptions, papyri, and pottery.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: 1,500 word essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: 1,000 word commentary||Week 7||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Students will be assessed through: weekly online quizzes relating to the content of lectures and completion of the two tutorial assignments, which relate to the commentary and essay assignments.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Students will receive feedback within 20 working days from the date that work is submitted.
|Dr Joanna Day||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Christopher Farrell||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Niall Ford||Tutor|
|Ms Eleanor Kellett||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50||Online|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10||Tues 09:00 - 09:50||Online|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 5, 8||Mon 11:00 - 11:50||Online|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 5, 8||Tues 12:00 - 12:50||Online|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 5, 8||Thurs 14:00 - 14:50||Online|
|Tutorial||Offering 4||Week(s) - 5, 8||Wed 11:00 - 11:50||Online|