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AN3034   Approaches to Ancient History

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: TBC

Whereas antiquarians let the sources set their agenda, historians start with questions. As a preparation for the serious study of Ancient History at honours level, his module aims to make students better historians through close study of a selection of challenging and innovative works of scholarship. Each week students will read a book or article that revolutionised its field. They will learn that major advances often involve posing entirely new questions or finding novel ways of approaching familiar problems. They will learn the value (and the limits) of models, theory and different types of evidence. They will finish with a clearer appreciation of the wide range of approaches open to ancient historians and the importance of choosing between them.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Entry to Honours Ancient History

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Induction class in Orientation Week followed by 2 hours of lectures and seminars and 1 coursework consultation hour per week.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: New Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: TBC