Classical Studies

Description

Introduces key aspects of the worlds of Ancient Greece and Rome in the context of Mediterranean civilisation. Investigation of these fascinating civilisations will include the following topics:

- Society and culture in Greece and Rome

- Greek families, Roman families, households and values

- Slaves and slavery

- City life in Athens, Greece and Rome

- Plague and disease

- War warfare, generals and politics

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 Greco-Roman societies in the context of the building of the Greek empires and the Roman world.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Utilise and interpret primary and secondary evidence, including maps, timelines, charts, visuals and archaeological forms.

2. Relate events in their historical contexts and recognise key events and persons.

3. Have developed an understanding of Greek and Roman society in historical and geographical contexts, including appreciation of core concepts such as citizenship, government, slavery, gender, education and war.

4. Synthesise information to draw reasonable conclusions or critical summaries.

5. Demonstrate understanding thorough (well-written, researched essay forms, incorporating formal referencing) a range of assessment items.

Content

  • Society, households, values and culture in Greece and Rome
  • War, warfare, generals and political strife in Athens and Sparta and Rome.
  • Slaves and slavery : Spartacus and slave rebellions
  • City life and politics in Athens and Rome
  • Archaeology and its value for classical studies, and plague and disease in the ancient world.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): . Students who have successfully completed are not eligible to enrol in EPHUMA304.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay 1, 500 words

Essay: Essay 2, 700 words

Essay: Essay 3, 1000 words

Essay: Essay 4, 1000 words

Quiz: Quiz - Class

Formal Examination: Final examination

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks