Courses & Units

Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World HTC311

Hobart

Note:

May be taken as an English unit

Introduction

Examines tragic and comic dramas of classical antiquity, which established the nature of western drama for later ages, including the works of Sophocles and Aeschylus, and the bawdy and irreverent Greek and Roman comedies. Particular attention will be paid to the plays' exploration of moral and intellectual issues, the development of the tragic and comic form and the nature of performance.

Summary

Unit name Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
Unit code HTC311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr. Graeme Miles

Teaching staff

Dr. Graeme Miles

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate with some authority on the literature under study.
  2. Think critically and analytically about literary problems and issues.
  3. Write more effectively and critically.
  4. Identify different interpretations and approaches to ancient literature.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091523 $493.0 $493.0 not applicable $1,729.0

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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Teaching

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

Task 1: Take-home exam, 2,500 words (40%)

Task 2: Major essay, 1750 words (35%)

Task 3: Primary text analyses x 3, 300 words each (15%)

Task 4: Weekly reading reflections, 50-100 words (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

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