CLA4030(A) - Honours Dissertation in Classical Studies, Part 1
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Evangelia Anagnostou-Laoutides
This unit will provide students with the opportunity to engage in supervised, independent research in an area of interest related to the Greco-Roman culture and its social and ideological influences, as reflected through the surviving literary evidence. During the development of their dissertation, students will be expected to review a range of set texts, analyse various theoretical positions related to Classical studies and construct a critical approach to the issues and themes associated with it.
Upon the successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:
- detailed knowledge and understanding of the cultural, ideological, and political influences of the Greek and Roman societies,
- knowledge of the relationship between language, culture, and ideology,
- a critical appreciation of the classical literature, the interaction between Greek and Latin literature in antiquity, and the theoretical debates that surround literary genres, as well as ancient institutions and ideologies,
- the ability to undertake scholarly independent research, and
- the ability to recognize the differences between language evidence, interpretation, opinion and facts in secondary sources.
Meet Faculty requirements for satisfactory progress towards thesis completion.
6 weeks x 1 Two-hour seminar per week
Dissertation by regular consultation with supervisor throughout the semester. (Minimum of 20 contact hours )
A major in Classical Studies