THE GREEK WORLD: ARCHAIC AND CLASSICAL

MDS3TGW

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject deals with the cultural history of the ancient Greek world - especially through the material evidence of art, architecture, and archaeology. The period covered runs from the Iron Age world of Archaic Greece through to the late Classical period (roughly from the 8th Century to the late 4th Century BCE, although we will be exploring earlier and later material too). We will concentrate mainly on Athens and mainland Greece, but we will also focus on the Greek expansion into other parts of the Mediterranean world (Sicily and South Italy) in the process of colonization. We will be exploring the Greek achievement in art and architecture (Olympia, Parthenon), the emergence of the city-state, the treatment of myth both in art and literature, and the broader social and political history of the period.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGillian Shepherd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MDS3TGW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCourse readerPrescribedN/AN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate arguments by ancient historians and art historians in relation to visual materials, placing the arguments and the sources in their contexts.

Activities:
In-class discussion, use of visual sources as references and use in assessment as relevant to essay topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Teamwork, combined with writing and/or speaking.

Activities:
Sub-group classroom discussion; students will be encouraged to work together in class in pairs/groups to solve a range of problems and to communicate with other groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. To identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on aspects of classical mythology. Continue to develop skills in distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, using both in historical inquiry.

Activities:
All essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. To speak with confidence about an aspect of classical mythology.

Activities:
Sub-group discussion in class where students ask questions and respond to each other.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Write correctly referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about a classical myth, including a bibliography.

Activities:
All essays.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGillian Shepherd

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 03, 05
One research essay (2,000-word equivalent)50 01, 03, 05