Courses & Units

War and the Hero: Classical Epic HTC310

Hobart

Note:

May be taken as an English unit

Introduction

War and the nature of heroism were the central subject of the ancient world's most prestigious literary genre, epic poetry. This unit explores the changing ways in which the experience of war and the character of the epic hero are represented in the major epics, such as those by Homer, Virgil and Ovid.

Summary

Unit name War and the Hero: Classical Epic
Unit code HTC310
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr Jonathan Wallis, Dr Graeme Miles

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091523

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: Recorded, introductory lecture (approx. 30 minutes), Weekly online reflection on reading, 1 x 2hr mixed format seminar: consisting of 2 x half hour lectures, with a half hour group discussion following each

Off-campus: Recorded, introductory lecture (approx. 30 minutes), Weekly online reflection on reading, 2 further short recorded lectures with online study schools for distance students (to replace seminars for on-campus students).
Assessment

- Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
- 3 primary text analyses, 300 words each (15%)
- Major essay, 2,250 words (35%)
- 2 hour exam (40%) east-thW?v_

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Textbooks

Required

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