ANCIENT GREECE: MYTH, ART, WAR

CAH1ANG

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to the diversity of the ancient Greek achievement, which has exercised a fundamental and continuing influence upon later European literature and culture. The subject commences with a detailed treatment of Homer's Iliad and the myth of the Trojan war. This is one of the dominant myths in the Greek tradition and is narrated in some detail in epic poetry, in drama, and in art and architecture. We explore how myths are 'read' in their historical context, especially in the contexts of the Persian and Peloponnesian wars of the 5th Century BC. A variety of sources are treated to enable students to build up a picture of Greek society as a whole. Texts are read in translation and students are encouraged to consider certain questions of method, (for example, historical versus literary evidence) in dealing with the study of a culture removed in time and nature from our own.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGillian Shepherd

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANG1AMC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSubject ReaderPrescribedn/an/a

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. An engagement with, and understanding of, the history, literature and culture of a different society (ancient Greece)

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial preparation and discussion; online learning activities; all assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. To research, identify, and distinguish between primary sources (both textual and material) and secondary sources (modern lines of interpretation and argument)

Activities:
Written assessment tasks, especially essays (essay 1: source analysis and essay 2: broader research essay)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

03. To evaluate primary and secondary sources and develop methodologies in using both in historical enquiry

Activities:
Lectures; tutorial preparation and discussion; online learning activities; all assessment tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. To work effectively in a team and improve oral communication skills

Activities:
Small group work in tutorials involving oral reporting on set problem solving tasks
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

05. To research and produce written work deploying both primary and secondary sources, and including an appropriate specialised bibliography

Activities:
Dedicated tutorials on essay writing; Essay assessments, with emphasis on the first essay as a formative assessment task
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. To develop writing skills, including the use of academic referencing and bibliographic apparatus.

Activities:
Dedicated tutorials on essay writing; Essay assessments, with emphasis on the second essay following feedback on the first essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

07. To develop skills in visual analysis of material culture

Activities:
Relevant lectures, tutorial preparation and discussion; visual test assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, 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 blended.

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 blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One essay (1,500-word equivalent)In-depth source analysis; formative assessment35 01, 02, 03, 05, 06
One essay (2,000-word equivalent)Broader research essay; summative assessment50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
one in-class test (500-word equivalent)End of subject short exam (visual slide test); summative assessment15 01, 03, 06, 07