Classical Studies 1

Course code EPHUMA138Units 10English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

Introduces key aspects of the worlds of Ancient Greece in the context of Mediterranean civilisation. Investigation of these fascinating civilisations will include the following topics:
* Society and culture in Greece.
* Greek families, households and values.
* Religions, values and beliefs in Ancient Greece.
* City life in Athens and Greece.
* Plague and disease in Athens.
* War, warfare, generals and politics in Greece.
These topics and the associated assessment tasks provide for significant diversity in learning styles and a better understanding of Mediterranean histories and cultures. The course employs historical, archaeological and other written and literary forms of evidence to shed light upon Greek society.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
1. utilise and interpret primary and secondary evidence.
2. compare and contrast different and differing forms of evidence.
3. relate events in their historical contexts.
4. recognise key events, persons and their reportage.
5. come to a reasonable conclusion or critical summary of events and their historical contexts.
6. present well-written appreciation in researched essay-form, and a developed understanding of Classical Civilisation in the context of Mediterranean Civilisation.
7. have developed an understanding of Greek society in historical and geographical contexts.
8. have read and interpreted maps, time-lines, charts and visual/archaeological forms of evidence.
9. have solved problems of evidence and appreciate the cultural diversity of Greek society.
10. have examined internal conflicts of evidence in Greek sources in times of peace and war.
11. have read and analysed evidence on "Free"/Citizen status and standing and contrast with ancients' views and practices of slavery for presentation of results in clear and sound researched essay-form.
12. have examined the role of slaves in ancient societies in the context of the phenomenon of large-scale rebellion.
Content* Society, households, values and culture in Greece.
* War, warfare, generals and political strife in Athens and Sparta.
* Slaves and slavery: Spartans and slave rebellions.
* City life and politics in Athens.
* Archaeology and its value for Classical Studies, and plague and disease in Athens.
Replacing Course(s)EPHUMA139 Ancient History and Culture 1 at Ourimbah campus
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 1, 500 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 2, 700 words, Essays contribute to course objectives. In particular, students will develop and display competency in topic analysis, research, note taking, critical reading and construction and presentation of a written argument, utilising appropriate technologies.
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 3, 1000 words
Examination: FormalFinal examination in University examination period,
Students will develop and display the capacity for individual research. Assesses overall proficiency in the course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA138