CLAS 4001 - Honours Classics Special Studies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
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 that 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 Coordinator: Dr Jacqueline Clarke
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
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.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
2, 3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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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 SummaryThe 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.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
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
No information currently available.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M11 (Honours Mark Scheme) Grade Grade reflects following criteria for allocation of grade Reported 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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