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DR352Y: 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 3
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?

  • Distance Learning
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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.

 


Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandstudents will be expected to identify and critically analyse primary and secondary material

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