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CE2536: THE CELTS, THEIR NEIGHBOURS, AND THE CLASSICAL WORLD (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Greek and Roman interactions with, and perceptions of, Celtic and Germanic peoples will form the central theme of this course. We will analyse individual Classical authors' motives and judgments in relation to Celts and Germani, and how these perceptions evolved against the background of the emerging Roman Empire. The course also involves discussion of broader themes and questions posed by the sources, e.g. the portrayals of Celtic and Germanic peoples in Greek and Roman art, and the possible uses by Celtic and Anglo-Saxon literatures of Classical texts.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aideen O'Leary

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • CE2562 Classical Views on the Celts (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Greek and Roman interactions with, and perceptions of, Celtic and Germanic peoples will form the central theme of this course. It includes in-depth discussion of migrations, material cultures and pre-Christian belief-systems. We will also analyse individual Classical authors' motives and judgments in relation to Celts and Germani, and how these perceptions evolved against the background of the emerging Roman Empire. In addition the course involves discussion of broader themes and questions posed by the sources, e.g. the portrayals of Celtic and Germanic peoples in Greek and Roman art, and the possible uses by Celtic and Anglo-Saxon literatures of Classical texts.

Further Information & Notes

1 lecture and 1 tutorial per week

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Celtic Joint
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies
  • MA Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies - English

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown

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

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%), an essay of approx. 2000 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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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