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CE1033: BARBARIANS, ROMANS, GODS AND WARRIORS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:47


Course Overview

This course gives you an exciting introduction to the Celtic and Germanic worlds. In lectures and small-group tutorials, we will explore the peoples who inhabited western and central Europe in Antiquity. We will discuss their cultures and their interactions with Greece and Rome. The course also covers the fates of these cultures in the post-Roman world. Change over time will provide a major driver of the course: for instance, empire and its effect; the history and impact of the "barbarian"; the successive impacts of Roman religion and of Christianity, and how they were represented in mediaeval "heroic" literature.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aideen O'Leary

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CE1031 Romans, Celts, Druids and Warriors (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the cultures of the Celtic and Germanic peoples who inhabited western and central Europe in the period of Classical Antiquity, their interactions with Graeco-Roman civilisation, 500BC-AD500, and their fates in the post-Roman world of the European early Middle Ages. Change over time will provide a major driver of the course: empire and its effect; the history and impact of the "barbarian"; the successive impacts of Roman religion and of Christianity, and the ways in which they were represented in the "heroic" literature of the Middle Ages.

Further Information & Notes

This course will be available in 2016/17, and is available to all Level 1 students in any degree programme.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Celtic Joint
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies

Contact Teaching Time

57 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), an essay of approx. 2,000 words, including references but excluding bibliography (30%), and tutorial participation (10%) Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

Discussion of students' progress in writing and participation will be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours.

Feedback

Written assessments are given CAS marks, and written feedback is communicated to students using the School of Language and Literature essay cover sheets. Feedback will also be provided in scheduled individual meetings and/or in the instructor's office hours. Students are given weekly feedback in the form of advice delivered verbally in class, both to individuals and to the whole class.

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