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From Confucius to Constantine: Ancient Global History - Organisation

The module will be comprised of a weekly 2 hour lecture in terms 1 and 2, as well as the first three weeks of term 3 (see Syllabus page)

There will be 2 seminars in Term 1 (weeks 3 and 5) and 2 seminars in Term 2 (weeks 12 and 14). Each seminar will focus in on a particular ancient source text for discussion (see Seminars page)

Pieces of assessed work will be due in Term 1 (week 7) and Term 2 (week 17)

There will be a compulsory 2 hour training session in Term 2 (week 11) for those who opt for the Term 2 digital assessment project (Pathway 'C') linked to Oiko.world (see Assessment page)

Your module mark will be the result of your performance in the 2 assessed pieces of work (50%) and in a 2 hour exam (50%) to be sat in term 3.

Learning Outcomes:

The important outcomes will be:
• an ability to contextualise the discoveries and achievements of the Mediterranean within a wider global framework;
• a familiarity with a range of ancient cultures and the literary and material evidence for them;
• an understanding of what different ancient cultures owed to interaction with one another at different times
• an ability to evaluate the usefulness of global historical approaches and cross-cultural comparison for the study of the ancient world.
• familiarity with the ‘oiko’ database system. Students – if they pick the alternative assessment route, will also undertake individual mini-research project.
• additionally, final-year students should be able to show both the ability to set their findings into a wider comparative context, drawing in other aspects of the study of the ancient world; AND the ability to seek out appropriate secondary literature and show discernment in the types of primary evidence addressed.