Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

CL4604   Greek Sculpture

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

The art of ancient Greece still holds power today. But how would objects such as the Parthenon Marbles or the Venus de Milo have been understood and experienced by ancient viewers? This module traces the development of Greek sculpture from the Archaic through to the Classical and Hellenistic periods, starting with Archaic kouroi and concluding with Bactrian art in what is now Afghanistan. It explores the changing aesthetics and styles of sculpture in the Greek world, and examines the social roles and architectural contexts of sculptural art from cult statues to grave stelae. It also considers the part played by Roman copies in our knowledge and understanding of Greek statues.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Induction meeting 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: 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 E Cousins