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CX901 - Approaching Ancient Visual and Material Culture

  • Module code: CX901
  • Module name: Approaching Ancient Visual and Material Culture
  • Department: Classics and Ancient History
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This is a core module for the Taught MA in Ancient Visual and Material Culture and Taught MA in the Visual and Material Culture of Rome. It is designed to introduce students to the major issues in the study of ancient visual and material culture, and to key methodologies and approaches. This module provides a broad grounding in the interpretation of the various different aspects of ancient material.

Principal learning outcomes

"It will help to develop students’ intellectual skills in the following areas: Ability to select and respond to particular methodological approaches when dealing with material evidence Appreciation of methodological issues in dealing with material evidence; Understanding of the ways that visual and material evidence has been studied since antiquity; Ability to present structured chain of argument drawing together evidence into cohesive whole; Ability to select & apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies; Ability to conduct independent research & analysis. It will also help to develop the following key transferable skills: Written and oral communication skills; Organisational skills; Ability to evaluate intellectual progress; IT skills - word processing/ use of internet. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Student-led seminars, with group discussion led by module tutor.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: CX901-30)
A (Assessed work only) 5000-word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange students) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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