Guided by experts from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, students will learn how to interrogate, analyse and respond to a range of internationally significant texts in the humanities and social sciences, from both ancient and modern eras. Weekly lectures will be followed by seminars where an emphasis will be placed on detailed group discussion. Authors and texts covered in the unit will vary from year to year, but will include ancient works as the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh, alongside such modern texts as Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed and Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend.
1x1.5hr lecture/week, 1x1.5hr seminar/week
4x500wd Response Papers (40%), 1x2500wd Essay (50%), Seminar Participation (10%)
must be in the Dalyell stream