Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

CAH8016 : Graduate Seminar in Greek Archaeology

Semesters
Semester 1 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.

Students may have the opportunity to join a three day study trip to Athens.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics may include:

Artefact study
Religion and ritual
Identity
Death and burial
Warfare
Gender
Coinage
Etruscans
Classical Tradition

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion831:0083:0050% of guided independent study
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading411:0041:0025% of guided independent study
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching122:0024:00Seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Local trips to Belsay, Jesmond Cemetary, Classical Walking Tour
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision21:002:00Assessment preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study421:0042:0025% of guided independent study
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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.

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A753,000 word essay on agreed topic in Greek Art or Archaeology
Written exercise1M25Artefact study; 1000 words on an object in the Shefton Collection
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation1Mstudent presentation in class
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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.
The artefact study requires a depth of knowledge of an artefact within the Shefton Collection and develops curatorial skills at a professional level.

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.
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.

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