CAC1012 : Classical Art from Greece to Rome

  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sally Waite
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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

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 teaching101:0010:00Great North Museum Seminars
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.

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.

ERASMUS students at Newcastle have 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, they need to discuss it with the module leader. It remains the case that, if an ERASMUS student wishes to do the same assessment as the domestic students, that option remains open to them. No variation of the deadlines will be allowed except on production of medical or equivalent evidence.

Study Abroad students (i.e. non-EU exchange students) are required to complete the normal assessment under all circumstances.

Reading Lists

Timetable

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