201318

Greek and Roman Religion

A study of the religion of the Greeks and Romans, approached through both literary and archaeological sources. The course focuses on cult practices and their impacts on the societies of the time.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

201318

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

300-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Course planning information

Restrictions

Choose just one

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 200-level before enrolling in 300-level courses.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Analyse and discuss in depth Greek and Roman religious concepts, beliefs and practices.
  • 2 Explain the way in which these concepts, beliefs and practices functioned in the Greek and Roman social and political conditions.
  • 3 Engage in close critical analysis of ancient evidence on Greek and Roman religion, both literary and visual, and apply these skills in sources encountered for the first time.
  • 4 Demonstrate the ability to support arguments through the use of ancient evidence.
  • 5 Draw analogies between modern and ancient religious ideas and practices.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 15%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 15%
Written Assignment 1 2 4 5 25%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 4 5 45%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

AN INTRODUCTION TO ROMAN RELIGION

Author
SCHEID, J.
ISBN
0-7486-1608-X
Edition
2003
Publisher
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

RELIGION AND THE GREEKS

Author
GARLAND, R.
ISBN
185399409X
Edition
1994
Publisher
London: Bristol Classical Press

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