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
GR2033 Empresses, Sibyls and Saints
GR2036 Roman Epic Literature
GR2037 Roman Art and Architecture: 31BC-AD68
GR3007 Alexander the Great
GR3011 Late Roman History, AD284-395
GR3026 Extended Essay
GR3027 The Christian Gospels
GR3029 Ireland and the Roman World
GR3032 Spectacle in the Roman World
GR3033 Late Antique Art and Architecture: AD284-565
GR6006 The Flavian Dynasty: AD69-96

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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 3 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 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 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 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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 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 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 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 Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 2,000 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 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 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 Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 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 Winter 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR2033 Empresses, Sibyls and Saints

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

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

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Catherine Ware, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr Catherine Ware, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To examine the status and role of women in the Roman world.

Module Content: An examination of the position and presentation of women in ancient Rome, from the mythic origins of the state to the coming of Christianity, through the analysis of a wide range of sources (historical and literary texts, inscriptions, private and public art).

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?demonstrate knowledge of the legal and social position of women in the Roman classical period;
?demonstrate an understanding of the presentation of women in historical and literary sources, and the stereotypes attached to women in the ancient period;
?display familiarity with different types of sources and the ability to analyse them for factual content;
?display familiarity with a variety of historical and literary texts and the ability to read these texts closely and critically;
?demonstrate familiarity with modern scholarship on this topic.

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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR2036 Roman Epic Literature

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 2.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 100.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

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

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Catherine Ware, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Dr Catherine Ware, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the genre of Roman Epic

Module Content: A survey of the history of Roman Epic and a detailed study of Vergil's Aeneid as the defining text of Rome and empire.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate familiarity with the Aeneid and its Homeric background;
?Display familiarity with the foundation myths of Rome;
?Demonstrate an understanding of how the Aeneid defined the Roman sense of identity;
?Display an understanding of the themes of Roman epic, including the nature of the hero, the role of the gods, the tension between war and peace;
?Demonstrate an appreciation of the differences between oral and literary epic.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR2037 Roman Art and Architecture: 31BC-AD68

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): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to Roman art and architecture for the period 31BC-AD68.

Module Content: A survey of the visual and material evidence of the Roman Empire from the establishment of the principate of Augustus in 31BC until the death of Nero in AD68, including portraits, imperial monuments, funerary monuments, architecture, wall-paintings, cameos, and silverware, with special focus on forms of imperial and non-imperial representations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the development of the material and visual culture from the reign of Augustus to the reign of Nero.
?Recognise and date relevant objects and monuments.
?Use archaeological methods and terms in order to discuss Roman art and architecture.
?Demonstrate awareness of current scholarly debates on early imperial art and architecture.
?Synthesise material from the lectures as well as from recommended 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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018.

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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 2,000 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 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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 David Woods, Department of Classics; Dr Katharina Becker, Department of Archaeology.

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, subsistance and economic activiities. The evidence for different types of interaction with the Roman world is presented, considering historic, site and artefactual evidence. The history of the Roman Empire will be briefly outlined. The concept of Romanisation and related processes will be critically examined and the example of the English and Scottish Late Iron Ages used as case studies.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Identify and review the various type of evidence from Ireland for interaction and contact with the Roman world.
?Outline the broad development of the Roman Empire
?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 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) practical examination to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR3032 Spectacle in the Roman World

Credit Weighting: 5

Semester(s): Semester 1.

No. of Students: Min 6, Max 15.

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

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

Module Co-ordinator: Dr Catherine Ware, Department of Classics.

Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: In this course we will examine the nature and function of spectacle in the Roman world from its origins to the mid-Republic to the end of empire.

Module Content: Gladiators, beast-fighters, naval battles, theatrical executions: on public holidays, Romans packed the amphitheatres to view these spectacular entertainments.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Demonstrate knowledge of the different varieties of spectacular entertainment in the Roman world
?Assess the symbolic importance of the arena
?Demonstrate an understanding of the role of spectacle in Roman society
?Demonstrate familiarity with the primary sources (mosaics, inscriptions, literary texts, architecture)
?Demonstrate knowledge of modern scholarship on this topic.

Assessment: Total Marks 100: Formal Written Examination 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 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 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR3033 Late Antique Art and Architecture: AD284-565

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): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to late antique art and architecture of the period AD284-565.

Module Content: A survey of the visual and material evidence from the accession of Diocletian in AD284 until the death of Justinian I in AD565, including portraits, imperial monuments, funerary monuments, mosaics, cameos, diptychs and silverware, with special focus on the age of Constantine, the emergence of Christian architecture and the formation of late antique iconography by the adaptation of both 'pagan' and Christian themes.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
?Describe the development of material and visual cuture from the reign of Diocletian to the reign of Justinian I.
?Recognise and date relevant objects and monuments.
?Use archaeological methods and terms in order to discuss late antique art and architecture.
?Demonstrate awareness of current scholarly debates on late antique art and architecture.
?Synthesis material from lectures as well as from recommended 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 2018.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. 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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GR6006 The Flavian Dynasty: AD69-96

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): Staff, Department of Classics.

Module Objective: To introduce students to the history, literature and art of Rome during the Flavian period AD69-96.

Module Content: A survey of the political, literary and artistic development of the Roman empire under the Flavian dynasty.

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 the period AD69-96.
?Describe the major literary achievement of the Roman empire during the period AD69-96.
?Describe the major artistic achievement of the Roman empire during the period AD69-96.
?Critically engage with modern assessment of the Flavian period.
?Synthesize 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 70 marks; Continuous Assessment 30 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 2017.

Requirements for Supplemental Examination: 1 x 1.5 hr(s) paper(s) to be taken in Autumn 2018. Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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