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AN1001   Greek History to Alexander the Great

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am

This module provides a broad survey of ancient Greek History from the Archaic period (c. 800 BC) to the reign of Alexander the Great, and looks at the political development of Athens and Sparta, the impact of the Athenian Empire, and Greek culture in its heyday. Alexander's conquest of the east and his fascinating personality are studied in detail. All sources are read in translation. The module will give a solid background in Greek History, and will touch on wider issues of the nature of democracy and political power, Mediterranean anthropology, and the image of the Greeks that has been invented by modern scholars.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 33 lectures and 6 tutorials across the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 161

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr S Lewis
Module teaching staff: Team taught