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Module

CAH8016 : Graduate Seminar in Greek Archaeology

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sally Waite
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The Graduate seminar exploits Newcastle University’s exceptional collection of Greek material to offer small group teaching on major categories of Greek artefacts.

Students have the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of objects from the Shefton Collection whilst exploring themes pertinent to the study of Greek art and archaeology.

This course offers students a detailed introduction to major categories of Greek art-historical and archaeological material. It will demonstrate the ways in which the study of artefacts illuminates broader patterns within Greek society.

Outline Of Syllabus

The following are some of the central topics typically included in seminars

Religion and ritual
Identity
Death and burial
Warfare
Gender

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading501:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching112:0022:00Seminars 1 per week
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities113:0033:00seminar reading and preparation 3 hours per week
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery22:004:00assessment tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study311:0031:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptability.

The emphasis on seminars and tutorials is to support a flexible response to the development of student skills and interests. Each seminar is based around close study of a range of artefacts.

Each seminar is based around artefact analysis so this module requires present in person teaching. In the event that on-campus sessions need to be reduced, there is the capacity to move to online seminars in the timetabled slots.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A702,500 word essay on agreed topic in Greek Art or Archaeology
Written exercise2M30Artefact study: 1000 words on an object in the Shefton Collection
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Research proposal2M500 word proposal for essay
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The artefact study requires a depth of knowledge of an artefact within the Shefton Collection and develops curatorial skills at a professional level.
The essay requires students to research a topic in Greek art or archaeology which they explore through independent study applying the practical and research skills demonstrated in the seminars.
A formative essay plan will ensure that the aims of the assignment are fully clarified.


Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes and develops key skills in research, reading and writing. Work submitted during the delivery of the module forms a means of determining student progress.

All of the assessments for this module will be submitted and marked online

This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.

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.

Reading Lists

Timetable