Module Catalogue 2017/18

CAC1012 : Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sally Waite
  • Lecturer: Dr Thea Ravasi, Dr Matthew Haysom
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 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, burial, 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. They will gain an understanding of the role of classical art and archaeology in the study of antiquity.

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
    • Self Awareness And Reflection : Assessed
    • Planning and Organisation
      • Goal Setting And Action Planning : Present
      • Decision Making : Present
    • Personal Enterprise
      • Innovation And Creativity : Assessed
      • Initiative : Assessed
      • Independence : Assessed
      • Problem Solving : Assessed
      • Adaptability : Assessed
  • 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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion741:0074:0045% of guided independent studies
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture261:0026:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading741:0074:0045% of guided independent studies
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Small group teaching
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Large seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study161:0016:0010% 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 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 Examination1201A80N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A202,000 words
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.

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

All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:

Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.

Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

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