Ancient Greece

Course code AHIS1000Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

AHIS1000 ANCIENT GREECE examines the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars in the 5th Century BC. The course content is examined through literary and archaeological evidence. This introductory compulsory course prepares students for the compulsory courses at 2000 and 3000 levels as well as providing an introduction to other courses in the Ancient History major, including other courses at 1000 level. It also provides a historical and literary complement to the study of Classical Languages.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To provide students with an introductory knowledge of Ancient Greek history
2. To instruct and support an understanding of the changing conditions of Greek society and to explore and nurture an understanding of a culture other than one's own
3. To promote information accumulation in one area of the discipline and to do so via discipline-specific processes, including an awareness of the ethical issues and standards within the discipline
4. To encourage critical thinking and the expression of the same through assessment tasks that provide avenues for creative problem solving, locating, evaluating and using relevant information, teamwork, technological illiteracies as well as oral and written communication competencies
5. To enhance student competency regarding oral communication of knowledge of Ancient Greek history, including ethical sensitivity (including an awareness of ethical issues and standards within the discipline) and intercultural awareness (respect for and understanding of cultures other than one's own)
ContentSources for the study of Greek history
Bronze Age history
The rise of Greece in the Archaic age
Development of Greek political systems
Ancient sources for the study of 5th Century Greece
Persian invasion of Greece
Replacing Course(s)AHIS1010 Greece to the Persian Wars
TransitionStudents who have completed AHIS1010 may not enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsLibrary Assignment 250 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsTutorial Paper 1200 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsMajor Essay 1800-2200 words
Other: (please specify)3 of the 12 weeks will require attendance for successful completion of assessment tasks either directly (delivery and submission) or indirectly (acquiring skills to undertake assessment tasks):
• one session on specific instruction in information literacy research skills, which will be followed up with an assessment task worth 5% of the overall final grade;
• one session on specific instruction in academic essay writing, aimed at enhancing written skills for assessment submissions;
• one specific session in which students will present a tutorial paper and be assessed on oral contribution and written work worth 30% of the overall final grade
ProjectsResearch Project 1000 words
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for AHIS1000