Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Code CLAH802
Coordinator Dr FE Hobden
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:


Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:


Additional Programme Information



The module provides an opportunity for students to develop arguments about key problems in different aspects of their discipline, experience the style of the high-level seminar as a method of discussion, and to explore ways of developing their chosen dissertation subject in the light of such experiences. In addition, students have opportunities to work with selected bodies of texts and to understand the practical processes of working with inscriptions, papyri, and other types of written documents.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) On completion of the module, students will acquire a broader understanding of the methods used by Classicists and ancient historians to study Classical Antiquity.

(LO2) Students will have an enhanced capacity to reflect on their own activity as researchers and that of others.

(LO3) Students will have a proven ability to develop a sustained argument in their chosen topic and to explore texts relevant to this argument.

(LO4) Students will have developed ability to present the results of study and a research agenda orally.

(LO5) Students will have an increased ability to engage with criticism of written work and to respond constructively to such criticisms in revisions.

(LO6) An increased facility at planning, conducting and reporting on a programme of research.

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral

(S3) Information skills - Critical reading

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: The module will be based around a weekly seminar, which will allow students to engage with key issues in current scholarly debates. Seminars will be led by a number of different members of staff, and will enable students to engage directly with primary source material, including documentary sources (such as inscriptions and papyri, coins, and selected material data).

Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: 11 topical themed seminars

Teaching Method 2 - Workshop
Description: Assessed presentation session attended by all students taking the module.
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 3 - Supervision
Description: Two hours of discussion with supervisor
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Self-Directed Learning Description: Preparatory reading, presentation and essay writing, independent study.



Seminars explore issues relating to the theme of the projection and representation of power through text in the Greco-Roman world, covering a range of periods, places and material to match staff research interests.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   22



Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 268


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Presentation There is a resit opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  15mins + 5mins    20       
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  4000 words    80       

Recommended Texts

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