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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CLAS1300 The Greek World: an Introduction

20 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Roger Brock
Email: r.w.brock@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module provides a historical survey of events in the Greek world from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC, followed by a more detailed study of the social and cultural life of fifth- and fourth-century BC Athens. Topics include:- the workings of democracy- women and the family- slavery- religion- and the place of drama in the city.Throughout there is an emphasis on the ancient sources: how do we know all this?

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should have acquired: a knowledge of the broad lines of development of ancient Greek history from the eighth to the fourth centuries B.C.; a more detailed knowledge of the social and cultural history of fifth and fourth century B.C. Athens; an appreciation of the variety of ancient sources available and methodologies for their interpretation. The module is intended as a foundation for further studies in all aspects of Greek civilisation by providing some major issues in the study of classical Greece today.

Syllabus

The first half of the module will consist of a historical survey, providing an overview of events from the eighth to the fourth centuries BC. In addition, issues concerning the sources for Greek history will be introduced, and some cultural developments of the archaic period will be covered.

The second half of the module will focus on the social and cultural life of fifth- and fourth- century BC Athens, including the place of drama in the city.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture211.0021.00
Seminar51.005.00
Private study hours174.00
Total Contact hours26.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored
- at an informal level through class contact hours with the module leader and seminar tutors
- at a formal level through the assessed coursework and end-of-module examination

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayAn essay of not more than 1,500 words40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/04/2017

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