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Module

CAC1012 : Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sally Waite
  • Lecturer: Dr Claire Stocks, Dr Matthew Haysom, Dr Don Miller
  • Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of this module are:
To introduce students to major themes in the art, architecture and archaeology of Greece and Rome.
To develop students’ knowledge of the technical terminology used in the study of Classical Art and Archaeology.
To introduce students to methods for the analysis of Classical Art and Archaeology.
To introduce the Classical collections held in the Great North Museum.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics vary from year to year. They might include: Iron Age Greece; Orientalising; Panhellenic Sanctuaries; Greek Temple Architecture; Athens and Sparta; Greek Painted Pottery; Domestic Housing; Burial, Early Rome; The Augustan Cultural Revolution; The Flavians; Architecture of Rome.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion301:0030:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials361:0036:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities41:004:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading551:0055:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities131:0013:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching71:007:00Small group teaching
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion11:001:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study431:0043:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time12:002:00essay feedback
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous lecture materials will introduce a range of topics and embed and advance knowledge and understanding of core knowledge through structured research and reading activities. Key skills of analysis will be developed through specific academic skills resources and activities. This knowledge will be consolidated through formative practice.

Synchronous online small group seminars will allow students to explore and discuss topics in more depth, consolidating knowledge gained through lecture materials.
Synchronous online surgeries will allow students to ask specific questions about the module and assessments as well as gain feedback on their written work in tandem with structured non-synchronous discussion.


All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.

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.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M501,500 words
Essay1M501,500 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1M500 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes and facilitates the development of key skills in analysis, research, reading and writing. The formative assignment introduces the concept of object analysis and allows students to practice this in preparation for the summative written exercise. The essay allows students to explore a topic in more depth through independent research and analysis building on the formative assessment and the summative written exercise.

Reading Lists

Timetable