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LT4218   Women in Myth

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be confirmed

This module offers an introduction to mythology as well as to gender studies through a variety of Latin texts, both poetry and prose. It will expand the students’ knowledge of Greek and Roman myths, and the understanding of their use in Latin literature and Roman culture. At the same time it will study the role and characterisation of mythical women in various genres, the evolution of their myths from Greece to Rome and the ways in which they are employed for literary, political and religious purposes in the Late Republic and Early Empire.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2 hour meeting

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 55%
Practical examinations : 15%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%


Module coordinator: Dr N Manioti
Module teaching staff: Dr N Manioti
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