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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

CLAS2800 Evidence and Enquiry in Classics

20 creditsClass Size: 85

Module manager: Dr Henry Clarke
Email: h.h.b.clarke@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2018/19

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
- Display a knowledge of the scope of Classics as a discipline and of the various practical sub-disciplines which it embraces (e.g. numismatics, textual criticism) and the techniques of investigation appropriate to each, and an awareness of the information resources available to students of antiquity;
- Give an account of a range of critical approaches to classical literature, choose appropriately from among them and apply them effectively;
- Demonstrate research skills developed and enhanced so as to give them the capacity to pursue independent research at Level 3.

Skills outcomes
On successful completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a range of subject-specific skills relating to the range of types of evidence available for the study of the ancient world, including the ability to identify, locate, analyse critically and combine as appropriate the evidence relating to particular aspects of antiquity;
- demonstrate a range of transferable skills, particularly those required to pursue independent research, including written expression and information literacy.


Syllabus

The module will begin with a survey of Classics as a discipline today, followed by a survey of classes of evidence, beginning with material sources and progressing to textual ones, which will lead in to considerations of textual transmission, editing and texts in translation, and semester 1 will conclude with a practical library session.

The second semester will continue with an introduction to ancient literary criticism, followed by an overview of modern critical theory, and will conclude with practical sessions on research skills such as compiling bibliographies (including electronic resources), academic writing and structuring extended written work.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture191.0019.00
Private study hours181.00
Total Contact hours19.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

The 181 private study hours (taking away 19 contact hours) comprise of:
4 hours reading per lecture = 4 x 19 = 76 hours
Consultation with dissertation supervisor in week 20 = 1 hour
Work on practical assignments = 4 x 26 = 104 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress will be monitored through assignments distributed through the module (particularly where students do more than the minimum number of exercises), which are all essentially formative, though summative for the particular topics or skills in question.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Source AnalysisNot more than 1,200 words.25.00
AssignmentEssay plan of not more than 1,200 words.25.00
AssignmentBibliographic exercise of not more than 1,200 words.25.00
PracticalPractical exercise. 6 practical exercises will be set, of which students must submit at least one for assessment, and may submit more than one if they wish to do so. Where more than one exercise is submitted, the best mark will be used in calculating the student's overall mark for the module.25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

6 practical exercises will be set, of which students must submit at least one for assessment, and may submit more than one if they wish to do so. Where more than one exercise is submitted, the best mark will be used in calculating the student's overall mark for the module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:46

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