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CX109 - Greek Culture and Society

  • Module code: CX109
  • Module name: Greek Culture and Society
  • Department: Classics and Ancient History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module provides an overview of Greek culture and society from Homeric times to the coming of Rome. Beginning with the Iliad and Odyssey it proceeds in roughly chronological order, and is centred around the reading of certain key texts, combined with the evidence of pottery, sculpture, coins and architecture. Topics will include: myth and religion, heroic values, eros and the symposium, democracy and the arts in Classical Athens, the theatre, education, and the transformations of Greek culture under Rome. The module is designed to provide a framework from which students can develop their own individual interests, and to offer a 'taster' for the various modules that will be available in the second and third years.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will be expected to have: gained a knowledge of some of the major cultural and social concerns of the Greeks; acquired a sense of the changes and developments in Greek culture and society over time; developed some ability to discriminate between different types of evidence and critical approaches.

Timetabled teaching activities

There are normally two lectures per week. Lectures are supplemented by seminars at roughly three week intervals. Attendance at both lectures and seminars is a requirement of the module.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/classics/modules/gcs/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: CX109-30)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 25%
Assessed Course Work 25%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BA in Classics (Q800) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classics (Ancient Greek) with Study in Europe (Q801) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe (Q802) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q820) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe (Q821) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Philosophy (Q8V7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (VV16) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 8
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q82P) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe (VV18) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Humanities (Y305) - Year 9
Optional
  • Undergraduate Italian and Classics (RQ38) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate European Studies with Italian (2+2) (T2R3) - Year 4