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CLU11204 Writing About Ancient Literature

This module will expand on the concepts and skills acquired in CLU11203 Reading Ancient Literature, considering how the techniques of literary analysis may be deployed in the discursive format of the essay. Working together in groups, students will build towards the production of an assignment on an author of their choice: lectures/practical sessions will consider such topics as bibliography and referencing, evidence and argumentation, structure and organisation of the essay. Students will have the opportunity to revise their work on the basis of peer feedback.
  • Module Organisers:
    • Prof. Monica Gale, Dr Martine Cuypers
  • Duration:
    • Semester 2
  • Contact Hours:
    • 22 (two lectures per week)
  • Weighting:
    • 5 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% coursework (two written assignments)
  • Course Open To:
    • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Classical Civilisation; Columbia Dual Degree

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Compose a correctly referenced and formatted essay on a literary topic
  • Select and cite appropriate evidence/primary sources
  • Make effective use of secondary literature in support of an independent and clearly-articulated argument
  • Organise and structure their work in a lucid and appropriate manner
  • Assimilate and respond to feedback on a draft essay
  • Work effectively in small groups