CAH2009 : Portfolio in Ancient History I: Commentaries
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Haysom
- Lecturer: Dr Rowland Smith, Dr Micaela Langellotti, Dr Joseph Skinner, Dr Simon Corcoran, Dr Sally Waite, Dr John Holton
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
Independent study module involving critical study of prescribed items of ancient evidence.The module aims to provide an opportunity to investigate in some depth selected problems, with appraisal of selected source material and critical examination of current historiography, and to foster research-skills in preparation for the Stage 3 independent study module CAH3000 Portfolio II.
Outline Of Syllabus
Portfolio I is a research-focussed module based principally on study (devised to be taken in conjunction with the postrequisite module Portfolio II). The subject matter of Portfolio I consists of a collection of primary and secondary evidence for commentary supplied in a dossier containing 3 sections:
A: primary evidence: historiographical texts
B: primary evidence: an artefact from the GNM collection
C: primary evidence: either documentary sources or non-historiographical literary texts.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||47||1:00||47:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||47||1:00||47:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||47||1:00||47:00||25% of guided independent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||47||1:00||47:00||25% of guided independent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Students work independently, but:
Group meetings (a) distribute and explain the requirements of dossier of problems and evidence for commentary distributed to students; (b) provide question-and-answer sessions in ‘group-progress’ sessions, encouraging a self-critical approach to independent study and promoting improvements in oral communication and problem-solving skills.
Individual consultations with Portfolio coordinator (optional) assist students further in making an appropriate selection of items for commentary from the Portfolio I dossier.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||2||M||50||1 x 3,000 word commentary (historiography)|
|Essay||2||M||25||1 x 1,500 word commentary (material culture)|
|Essay||2||M||25||1 x 1,500 word commentary (other evidence)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
This module cannot be made available to exchange students under any circumstances. This applies to Erasmus, study-abroad, exchange proper and Loyola students equally.