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The Trojan War

A comparative examination of the Trojan War in Greek and Roman literature.

Course code

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

201216

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).

200-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

General progression requirements

You must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-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 Identify key themes, characters, and plot motifs in ancient literary treatments of the Trojan War.
  • 2 Show critical awareness of how ancient authors adapted key themes about the Trojan War to address contemporary issues and concerns.
  • 3 Interpret critically and comparatively primary literary sources (in translation) and secondary sources on the theme of the Trojan War.
  • 4 Demonstrate skills of writing and argumentation through the use of ancient evidence and in accordance with Classical-Studies referencing conventions.

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

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 5%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 4 30%
Take Home Exam 1 2 3 4 35%

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

HEROIDES

Author
OVID (AUTHOR), HAROLD ISBELL (TRANSLATOR)
ISBN
0140423559
Edition
REISSUE EDITION
Publisher
PENGUIN CLASSICS

AENEID

Author
VIRGIL (AUTHOR), FREDERICK AHL (TRANSLATOR)
Publisher
Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics)

THE ILIAD OF HOMER

Author
(TRANS.) R. LATTIMORE
ISBN
0 226 89855 5
Edition
1ST
Publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press

EURIPIDES: THE TROJAN WOMEN AND OTHER PLAYS

Author
(TRANS.) J. MORWOOD
ISBN
019283987 X
Edition
1ST, 2001
Publisher
OXFORD: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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