Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 1.5-hour lecture and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Christopher John Mackie
This subject focuses on myths and rituals in antiquity dealing with the process of death and the passage to the afterlife. It draws on literary and material evidence from antiquity. Attention is also paid to the symbolism of death and rebirth, rites of passage, and Greek shamanism. The subject also focuses briefly on parallel themes of descent and the journey to the beyond in both Greek myth and in modern film. On completion of this subject students should have an understanding of the myths and rituals dealt with; have assessed critically the relevant literary and material evidence; and have shown an understanding of the major and scholarly approaches to the subject matter.
|Objectives:||Students who successfully complete this subject should... |
A 2500 word research essay 60% (due during the semester) and a 1500 word take-home exam 40% (due during the examination period). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to be pass this subject.
A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Ancient World Studies |
Ancient World Studies
Ancient, Medieval && Early Modern Studies Major
Classical Studies && Archaeology Major
Download PDF version.