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DR452X: ANIMALS AND MONSTERS IN THE GREEK WORLD AND BEYOND (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will explore the role of animals and monsters in the Ancient Near East, ancient Greek, Roman Worlds.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Samantha Newington

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

  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will look at 3 core areas: animals, monsters and hybrids in the ancient world. The module will explore the roles of each of these aspects in the following: cosmology, religion, domestic and death / hereafter contexts.

 

The course will explore a range of materials: from ancient Greek textual and archaeological data from the 15th century BCE to 4st century CE. This course will investigate evidence from the ancient Near East dating from 1400 BCE and how the East influenced Greece and Rome frameworks.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 34
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Learning Outcomes
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Literature review (750 words)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Source Analysis (750 words)

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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandi. to identify and critically analyse primary and secondary material; ii. reflect upon the materials and formulate an appreciation of antiquity and the complexities of methodological considerations
FactualEvaluatei. to critically apply knowledge in a range of formats and presentational styles, ii. communicate learning and demonstrate a firm appreciation of the subject areas and interdisciplinary perspectives
ConceptualAnalysei. provide a high academic appreciation of the subject content; ii. transfer knowledge, develop independent research skills; engage with academic discourse in and beyond the field of study
ProceduralCreatei. a high level of communication skills; ii. engage with a range of technology interfaces.

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