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Curricular information is subject to change
Upon completion of this module students should be able to:
* demonstrate knowledge of the different representations of Heracles in the ancient sources;
* evaluate critically the sources for Heracles within relevant literary, historical and cultural contexts;
* analyse responses to the portrayal of Heracles in ancient texts, art, and places of worship;
* recognise specific aspects of the sources for Heracles;
* explain ideas clearly both orally and in writing.
These learning outcomes will be tested in the coursework project, in-class test, and the final essay.
Lecture topics include:
The twelve canonical labours
Other battles and exploits
Heracles' family relationships
Heracles as a civiliser of mankind
Heracles, hero or god?
Heracles at Rome and the self-representation of Roman Emperors
Heracles in Renaissance frescoes
This list is indicative and subject to change.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
There is no required prior learning for this module, but students will find a general knowledge of Greek and Roman history and culture useful.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Class Test: In-class test (mainly MCQ-style with some short answers in your own words) on a range of material and topics covered over the course of the module.||Week 10||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: You will write a 2,000 word essay, using at least 3 primary sources for the representation of Heracles in ancient literature and art.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: You will work in groups in tutorials to present an aspect of Heracles in the ancient world. Grades will be awarded for your individual presentation, attendance, and contribution to group discussions.||Week 6||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Presentation work will be assessed by tutors during weeks 2-7; grades and feedback for this component will be sent individually to students by the module coordinator. Students will receive individual written feedback on their essay within 20 working days from the date of submission. Final grades will be sent individually to students by the module coordinator. Students are welcome to arrange a meeting with the module coordinator to discuss their grades and feedback.
|Ms Jessica Doyle||Tutor|
|Ms Lisa Doyle||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|
|Seminar||Offering 2||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Seminar||Offering 3||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Tues 11:00 - 11:50|
|Seminar||Offering 4||Week(s) - 2, 4, 6, 9, 11||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|