Classical Studies

Course code EPHUMA304Units 20English Language & Foundation Studies Centre

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesBy the end of the course the student will:
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)EPHUMA305 Ancient History and Culture 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 / Written AssignmentsEssay 3, 1000 words
Essays / Written AssignmentsEssay 4, 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.
Quiz - ClassOR
3 essays and class quizzes
Contact HoursLecture: for 5 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EPHUMA304