CLAS 4001 - Honours Classics Special Studies

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course is designed to give students an in depth and detailed knowledge and understanding of specific fields associated with the research interests of a member of the Classics staff or a Classics research fellow. It offers students a chance to take part in small group discovery with specialist teacher on specific, focused topics and to be exposed to the current research and methodologies of experts in the field. Students undertake two studies with two different teachers during the semester. The specific content of the special study courses will vary each year according to the availability of specialised staff and the needs and interests of the students.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CLAS 4001
    Course Honours Classics Special Studies
    Coordinating Unit Classics
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completed degree (72 units) with a 24 unit major in Classics and a credit average or better result. Students doing combined Honours (eg with English or History) may be permitted to enrol in this course without a Classics major.
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program. Students from other Honours programs may be permitted to enrol provided they have sufficient skills and experience.
    Course Description This course is designed to give students an in depth and detailed knowledge and understanding of specific fields associated with the research interests of a member of the Classics staff or a Classics research fellow. It offers students a chance to take part in small group discovery with specialist teacher on specific, focused topics and to be exposed to the current research and methodologies of experts in the field.

    Students undertake two studies with two different teachers during the semester. The specific content of the special study courses will vary each year according to the availability of specialised staff and the needs and interests of the students.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jacqueline Clarke

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    At the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
    1. Demonstrate a specific and detailed knowledge of a research area of a member of staff.
    2. Show proficiency in applying the methodologies appropriate to that area.
    3. Display a degree of intellectual independence by having formulated and addressed a question within that area.
    4. Show a proficiency in the appropriate digital technology for studies in Classics, Archaeology or Ancient History

     



    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1, 2

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.

    2, 3

    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.

    3

    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.

    2, 3

    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.

    1

    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

    3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    2 hour weekly worskshop 26 hours
    10 hours workshop prepration per week 130 hours
    6 hours work per week for small assessment tasks 78 hours
    6 hours independent research and writing per week for the research project



    78 hours
    TOTAL 312 hours
    Learning Activities Summary
    The weekly seminars introduce students to the staff member’s research area in a gradual fashion. Students’ preparation for
    these weekly seminars will involve evaluation of various sources, enabling them to hone their skills in applying the methodologies appropriate to that area; their formulation of a research topic or essay question will help them to begin working independently. 



  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Course Learning Outcomes
    Workshop Participation Formative and Summative 10% 1, 2
    Small Assessment Tasks (for instance, analysis and evaluation of primary sources, secondary sources or material evidence) Formative and Summative 30% 1, 2
    Research Project or Long Essay Formative and Summative 60% 1, 2, 3
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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