May be taken as an English unit
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.
|Unit name||War and the Hero: Classical Epic|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty
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 eachOff-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).
- Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)
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