Students should note that all of the modules below may not be available to them.

Undergraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Undergraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

Postgraduate students should refer to the relevant section of the UCC Postgraduate Calendar for their programme requirements.

GR1001 Greek and Roman Civilisation
GR2007 The Rise and Fall of Athens
GR2018 Roman Imperial History: AD 14-68
GR2019 Greek Mythology
GR2029 Greek Epic Literature
GR2031 The Rise of Christianity
GR2032 Roman Literature in the Age of Augustus
GR3007 Alexander the Great
GR3011 Late Roman History, AD284-395
GR3022 Byzantium and the Rise of Islam
GR3026 Extended Essay
GR3027 The Christian Gospels
GR3028 Greek Art and Architecture
GR3029 Ireland and the Roman World

GR1001 Greek and Roman Civilisation

Credit Weighting: 15

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 10, Max 200.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 72 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To give students an overview of central aspects of Greco-Roman culture and its impact.

Module Content: Introduction to Greek and Roman history, literature, art, life and the effect of the Classical World on Western civilization to the present day.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Relate major events in the history of ancient Greece and Rome.
Discuss the content and themes of important works of Greek and Roman literature.
Identify, date and describe prominent works of Greek and Roman art and architecture.
Describe aspects of Greek and Roman society and everyday life.
Explain the impact of Greek and Roman culture on Western civilisation.

Assessment: Total Marks 300: Formal Written Examination 150 marks; Continuous Assessment 150 marks (2 In-Class Tests).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or who failed to sit the two In-Class Test(s) will be required to sit a further 2hr In-Class Test in August).

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GR2007 The Rise and Fall of Athens

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr Nicolette Pavlides, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To give students an understanding of the historical, political and cultural aspects of 6th and 5th century BC Athens.

Module Content: The development of the Athenian State in the 6th and 5th centuries BC, with emphasis on the use of literary sources for this period.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe major events in the development of the Athenian state during the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
Identify the causes of these events.
Explain the impact that these events had on Athens and the rest of the Greek world.
Analyse and interpret primary sources on 6th and 5th century Athenian history.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of primary sources.
Select and synthesise material from the lectures as well as from recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written discussion of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks ( 1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR2018 Roman Imperial History: AD 14-68

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the major sources for and developments in Roman History for the period AD 14-68.

Module Content: A survey of the major political developments from death of Augustus in AD 14 until the death of Nero in AD 68, including a detailed analysis of the reliability of Tacitus and Suetonius as historical sources with special focus upon the reigns of Caligula (AD 37-41) and Nero (AD 54-68).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the major events in the political and military history of the Roman empire during AD14-68.
Criticize the common characterization of Caligula and Nero as 'mad' emperors.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of Suetonius.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of Tacitus.
Synthesise material from the lectures as well as from recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written discussion of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR2019 Greek Mythology

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Mr John Michael Murphy, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the study of Greek mythology.

Module Content: An overview of principal themes and concerns of Greek mythology; man's relationship with the gods and with other men, the great deeds of heroes; the use made of Classical mythology in later literature and art.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Identify and describe important myths familiar to Greeks of the Archaic and Classical periods.
Classify the story elements contained in the myths and explain the classifications used.
Assess the complex nature of a myth and interpret it in the light of others with related themes.
Determine recurring themes in the myths treated and illustrate their relevance for the societies which developed them.
Compare the use made of myth in the ancient world and its use today; evaluate and discuss modern approaches to myth.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (2 x In-Class Tests, 40 marks; 1 x 1,500 word essay, 60 marks).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR2029 Greek Epic Literature

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Mr John Michael Murphy, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the study of primary epic literature in the Classical era and the early Middle Ages.

Module Content: A detailed analysis of Homer's Odyssey and a survey of its points of comparison and contrast with the medieval primary epics, The Tain and Beowulf.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Identify important aspects of the Greek heroic age that are evident in the Odyssey.
Understand the narrative structure of primary epic literature.
Display a certain awareness of the cultural context and audience of primary epic.
Analyse common themes in primary epic including: divine intervention, the presentaion of heroes, supernatural beings/magic, and the role of women.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR2031 The Rise of Christianity

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Mr John Newman, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the origins and diversity of early Christianity and to explore the development of Christian thought, ritual and leadership until AD284.

Module Content: This module surveys late Second-Temple Judaism and the position of Jews in the Diaspora, the emergence of distinctive Christian communities, rituals and leadership patterns, the pax deorum and persecution of Christians, the development of diverse Christianities, the evolution of Christian thought and engagement with philosophy.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Recognize the diversity of late Second-Temple Judaism in the Graeco-Roman world;
Describe the emergence of Christian groups in major urban centers;
Appreciate the ethical and religious preferences of Chrisitan groups;
Identify and recognize development in Christian rituals: baptism, Eucharist, prayer;
Appreciate the reason underlying Rome's policy towards Christians;
Examine and evaluate the interaction of Christian thought and philosophical inquiry;
Synthesise material from lectures and recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written discussions of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR2032 Roman Literature in the Age of Augustus

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the major literary figures of Rome in the age of Augustus

Module Content: This module will analyse the poetic corpus of the late Republican and early Imperial period of Rome. Particular emphasis will be placed on the writings of Vergil, Horace, Ovid and Propertius. Students will also undertake a detailed study of Vergil's Aeneid.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Evaluate critically the concept of patronage in Augustan poetry.
Determine recurring themes in the writers treated and illustrate their relevance in Roman society.
Identify the use made of Classical Myth in the literature.
Analyse the narrative structure and literary techniques of secondary epic literature.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks (1 x 1.5 hr examination); Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3007 Alexander the Great

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Mr John Michael Murphy, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to a key topic of Greek History.

Module Content: The career and legacy of Alexander the Great.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the life and career of Alexander the Great.
Identify the reasons for Macedonian success.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of primary sources.
Examine aspects of the iconography of Alexander the Great.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3011 Late Roman History, AD284-395

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the major sources and developments of the period AD 284-395.

Module Content: A survey of the major political developments from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 until the death of Theodosius I in AD 395, including a detailed analysis of the reliability of Ammianus Marcellinus as a historical source, with special focus upon the reigns of Constantine I (AD 306-37) and Julian the Apostate (AD 360-63).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the major events in the religious, political, and military history of the Roman empire during the 4th century AD.
Identify the factors resulting in the Christianization of the Roman empire.
Discuss the major controversies surrounding the life of Constantine the Great.
Discuss the major controversies surrounding the life of Julian the Apostate.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of Ammianus Marcellinus.
Synthesise material from the lectures as well as from recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written discussion of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 100 marks.

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): None.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016.

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GR3022 Byzantium and the Rise of Islam

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the history of the Byzantine Empire during the period c.AD602-720, with the emphasis on relations with the Islamic caliphate.

Module Content: A survey of military and political developments from the reign of the emperor Phocas until the aftermath of the second Arab siege of Constantinople.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Describe the major events in the political and military history of the Byzantine empire during the period c.AD602-720.
Analyse the reasons for the speed and success of Arab conquests c.AD602-720.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of Theophanes as a historical source.
Assess the accuracy, credibility and objectivity of Theophilus of Edessa as a historical source.
Synthesise material from the lectures as well as from recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written discussion of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (Essay 1,500 words).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3026 Extended Essay

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semesters 1 and 2.

No. of Students: Min 8, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): Directed Study (Guided research and preparation of essay).

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To allow students to explore in depth a topic of Roman History or Culture as agreed with the relevant Lecturer at the beginning of the academic year.

Module Content: Guided research and preparation of supervised extended essay.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
demonstrate an ability to conduct guided individual research at an appropriate level;
discuss key ideas relating to chosen topics;
demonstrate a knowledge of relevant secondary literature at appropriate level;
communicate the above appropriately in written presentations.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 5,000 word essay.).

Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: No Formal Written Examination.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Submit alternative assessments, by the second Friday in August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3027 The Christian Gospels

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Mr John Newman, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce student to the diversity of Christian gospels with emphasis on the canonical gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

Module Content: This module introduces the origin and content of the Christian gospels paying equal attention to literary, historical and theological elements. The presentation of the person of Jesus is a focal concern in these studuies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Understand the cultural and religious context of the gospels;
Describe the main stylistic features of Christian gospels;
Appreciate technical issues in gospel study;
Outline the main historical and theological themes in the gospels;
Be able to offer close-readings of particular gospel passages;
Synthesise material from lectures and recommended primary and secondary literature to use in oral and written disdussions of set topics.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Work which is submitted late shall be assigned a mark of zero (or a Fail Judgement in the case of Pass/Fail modules).

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Winter 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3028 Greek Art and Architecture

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 60.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr Nicolette Pavlides, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: This module explores the art and architecture of the Greek world from the Archaic to the Hellenistic periods. It will interpret and contextualise key monuments, archaeological sites, sculpture, vase painting and other works of art within Greek society, religion, myth and politics. Style and external and regional influences will be examined. Focus will be placed on display, as well as on the aim of artists, architects and users.

Module Content: This module offers detailed explorations of key monuments of the ancient Greek world in relation to questions of patronage, function and audience. Through general outlines, and a sequence of specific case studies, students will explore fundamental issues of architectural interpretation, such as its visual impact, role in social display and cultural belonging, and the aims of its makers, both patrons, architects/artists, and users.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Account for key developments in the public art and architecture of the ancient Greek world;
Critically assess the nature, function and impact of specific buildings and built environments;
Combine close analysis of specific monuments and texts with broader theoretical modes of enquiry;
Produce robust written responses to the material culture of the ancient Greek world, replete with full systems of referencing appropriate to academic standards.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 75 marks; Continuous Assessment 25 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Summer 2016.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Students who have failed or not written the Continuous Assessment must submit a new piece of work by the 2nd week of August, as prescribed by the Department).

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GR3029 Ireland and the Roman World

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 5, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Teaching Method(s): 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures.

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Katharina Becker, Department of Archaeology.

Lecturer(s): Dr Katharina Becker, Department of Archaeology; Dr David Woods, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the archaeology of the Late Iron Age in Ireland, with reference to Romano-British connections from the first to the fifth centuries AD. To equip students with the factual and theoretical understanding to examine the history of the Roman Empire and the varied and complex relationships that existed with regions within and outside the Empire, most notably Britain and Ireland.

Module Content: This module examines the archaeological record of Ireland in the first half of the first millennium AD. This includes the newly emerged evidence for settlement, subsistence and economic activities. The evidence for different types of interaction with the Roman world is presented. The history and archaeology of the Roman Empire will be briefly outlined and the concept of Romanisation explored in a variety of case studies. These will also include areas outside the Empire such as Scotland in order to contextualise the Irish evidence.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1) Identify and review the various type of evidence from Ireland for interaction and contact with the Roman world.
2) Outline the broad development of the Roman
3) Critically evaluate the evidence from Ireland in the context of processes of Romanisation and cultural contact with the provinces and regions beyond.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks (1 x 1.5 hr examination); Continuous Assessment 30 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay).

Compulsory Elements: Formal Written Examination; Continuous Assessment.

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.

Formal Written Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) practical examination to be taken in Winter 2015.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) practical examination to be taken in Autumn 2016. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (Essay requirement in lieu of failed group work. The Maximum mark obtainable at an Autumn Supplemental Examination is a pass 40.).

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