Module Catalogue 2015/16

CAC1012 : Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

  • Offered for Year: 2015/16
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sally Waite
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

None

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

None

Aims

The aims of this module are:
To introduce students to major themes in the art architecture and archaeology of Greece and Rome.
To develop students’ knowledge of the technical terminology used in the study of Classical Art and Archaeology.
To introduce students to methods for the analysis of Classical Art and Archaeology.
To introduce the Classical collections held in the Great North Museum.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics vary from year to year. They might include: Classical Art and Architecture, Greek painted pottery; Domestic housing in Classical Greece; Greek Temple Architecture, The Augustan Cultural Revolution, Architecture of Rome, Art and Architecture of Pompeii, Later Roman Art

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Students will have acquired an awareness of the range of art-historical and archaeological evidence for the study of the ancient world and a deeper knowledge of certain topics.

Intended Skill Outcomes

Students will have had opportunities to develop skills of problem-solving, analytical work and written work.

Graduate Skills Framework

Graduate Skills Framework Applicable: Yes
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
    • Critical Thinking : Assessed
    • Data Synthesis : Assessed
    • Active Learning : Present
    • Literacy : Assessed
    • Information Literacy
      • Source Materials : Assessed
      • Synthesise And Present Materials : Assessed
      • Use Of Computer Applications : Present
  • Self Management
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Initiative : Present
      • Independence : Present
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
      • Adaptability : Present
  • Interaction
    • Communication
      • Oral : Present
      • Foreign Languages : Present
      • Interpersonal : Present
    • Team Working
      • Collaboration : Present
      • Relationship Building : Present
      • Negotiation : Present
      • Peer Assessment Review : Present

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion741:0074:0045% of guided independent studies
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading741:0074:0045% of guided independent studies
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Large seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Small group teaching
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork12:002:00Classical Newcastle Walk
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study141:0014:0010% of guided independent studies
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures impart core knowledge and an outline of knowledge that students are expected to acquire and they stimulate development of listening and note-taking skills.

The fieldwork in the form of the Classical walking tour introduces students to examples of classical architecture.

The Great North Museum seminars introduce the students to the Greek and Roman collections and draws attention to items of special relevance.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2A20N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Unseen examination tests the students' acquisition of a clear and general and overall knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem-solving skills, adaptability, the ability to work unaided and to write clearly and concisely.

Assessment in the form of a timeline to facilitate an understanding of chronology and geography of the Greek and Roman World.

Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.

All exchange students at Newcastle University including Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola are warmly encouraged to do the same assessment as the domestic students unless they have compelling reasons not to do so. If this is the case, they are offered the option of writing one 3,000 word essay to be handed in by 12.00 p.m. of the Friday of the first week of the assessment period. This will replace all assessment work required of domestic students. If they wish to take up this option, students need to discuss it with their module leader, having checked with their home university that the new assessment will be accepted by them.

Students who opt for the alternative assessment because they will have to leave Newcastle University before the assessment period (excluding Erasmus students, who are contractually obliged to be at Newcastle until the end of the semester) should hand in their 3000-word essays before they go away. If this is not possible, they should tell the School exchange coordinator that they are going to submit their essays in absentia, then submit their essays through Blackboard and email copies of the essays to the School Office (historical@ncl.ac.uk). Any essay received after the deadline will be considered as a late submission.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

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