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CX232 - The Art and Architecture of Asia Minor

  • Module code: CX232
  • Module name: The Art and Architecture of Asia Minor
  • Department: Classics and Ancient History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will look at the art and architecture of some of the major cities in Asia Minor - including Ephesus, Pergamum, Aphrodisias and Halicarnassus - from the fifth century B.C. through to the fourth century A.D. Focussing on civic monuments such as temples, theatres and bath complexes, students will be encouraged to look at the material from a variety of perspectives, considering artistic development, the role of elite benefaction and the use of civic monuments to create and reinforce local identities. As well as detailed study of plans and extant monuments, students will also be encouraged to look at literary and epigraphic sources, to place these monuments into their cultural, political and social contexts.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to show skills of visual analysis by: describing and interpreting the composition, style and iconography of a range of ancient monuments and art-works; commenting on the integration of words and images on public monuments They will also be able to show the following intellectual skills: Critical awareness of the advantages and limitations of visual material in the study of the ancient world. The ability to evaluate the merits of different methodological approaches to the material. The ability to select and present material clearly and with a coherent argument both verbally and in writing.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hours teaching per week - either 2 hours lecture or 1 hour lecture, 1 hour seminar. The module runs across three terms, with 3-4 seminars per term in Terms 1 and 2.

Departmental link

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

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: CX232-30)
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

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BA in Classics (Q800) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Classics (Latin) with Study in Europe (Q802) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation (Q820) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Classical Civilisation with Study in Europe (Q821) - Year 2
  • 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 Classical Civilisation with Philosophy (Q8V7) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy with Classical Civilisation (V7Q8) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology (VV16) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Ancient History and Classical Archaeology with Study in Europe (VV18) - Year 2