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CL4445   Women in Ancient Societies

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: TBC

This module studies women and gender in Greece, the Hellenistic world and the Roman Republic and Empire from different perspectives. It will consider representations of women in literature, epigraphy and art, legal and forensic evidence, and medical treatises. It will look at women in the context of ancient families and city communities, marriage, children, ritual and religion and the existence or otherwise of outlets for 'individual' fulfilment.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): As stated in the School of Classics Undergraduate Handbook

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour seminars, and 1 coursework consultation hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-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 teaching staff: Dr S Lewis