• Class Number 3760
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Paul Burton
    • Dr Paul Burton
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

This course concentrates on the rise of Rome to power over the entire ancient Mediterranean world from 753 to 146 B.C. The rise of Rome from a tiny agricultural community on the banks of the Tiber River in central Italy to an imperial power dominating the Mediterranean region from Spain to Syria and from Gaul (France) to North Africa is a story that continues to fascinate and provoke debates over origins and causes. This course will trace Rome's evolution as a city-state, its conquest and domination of the Italian peninsula, and its conquest of lands overseas, including its disruption of the Hellenistic kingdoms, into which the empire of Alexander the Great had broken after his death, and its destruction of the Kingdom of Macedon, from which the empire of Alexander, and his father Philip II, began.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
    1. critically engage with the political and social history and culture of the ancient Roman Republic;
    2. analyse and evaluate primary historical sources;
    3. conduct research using the primary sources and modern scholarship on the period;
    4. formulate logical arguments based on the primary source evidence; and
    5. develop a basic understanding of the nexus between geography and imperialism.

    Staff Feedback

    Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
    • Written comments
    • Verbal comments
    • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

    Student Feedback

    ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

    Class Schedule

    Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
    1 Early Rome Tutorial Participation
    2 Early Rome (cont.) Tutorial Participation
    3 Early Rome (cont.) Tutorial Participation
    4 Samnite Wars/Hellenistic World/Pyrrhus/Public Image Tutorial Participation Terms and Concepts Quiz I
    5 First Punic War/Celtic and Illyrian Wars/Roman Religion Tutorial Participation
    6 Second Punic War/Hellenistic Kingdoms Tutorial Participation Geography Quiz I
    7 Hellenistic History (220s)/First and Second Macedonian Wars Tutorial Participation
    8 Wars with Antiochus III and the Achaean League/Run-up to Third Macedonian War Tutorial Participation
    9 Third Macedonian War/Wars in Cisalpine Gaul and Spain, 218-168 BC/Slaves and Freedmen Tutorial Participation Terms and Concepts Quiz II Geography Quiz II
    10 Aftermath of Third Macedonian War/"Fourth Macedonian" and Achaean Wars/Roman Imperialism and Militarism Tutorial Participation
    11 The Third Punic War/Wars in Spain, 155-133 BC Tutorial Participation Essays Due
    12 The War with Aristonicus and the Creation of the Provinces of Asia and Transalpine Gaul/The Impact of Empire/Tutorial: Women and the Family in the Roman Republic Tutorial Participation
    13 Exam period Final exam

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
    Tutorial Participation 10 % 01/01/2029 01/02/2029 1, 2, 4, 5
    Essay 40 % 01/01/2029 01/02/2029 1-5
    Geography Quizzes 10 % 01/01/2029 01/02/2029 6
    Terms and Concepts Quizzes 10 % 01/01/2029 01/02/2029 1, 2
    Final Exam 30 % 01/01/2029 01/02/2029 1-5

    * If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


    ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

    Assessment Requirements

    The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

    Moderation of Assessment

    Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

    Assessment Task 1

    Value: 10 %
    Due Date: 01/01/2029
    Return of Assessment: 01/02/2029
    Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5

    Tutorial Participation

    Assessment Task 2

    Value: 40 %
    Due Date: 01/01/2029
    Return of Assessment: 01/02/2029
    Learning Outcomes: 1-5


    Assessment Task 3

    Value: 10 %
    Due Date: 01/01/2029
    Return of Assessment: 01/02/2029
    Learning Outcomes: 6

    Geography Quizzes

    Assessment Task 4

    Value: 10 %
    Due Date: 01/01/2029
    Return of Assessment: 01/02/2029
    Learning Outcomes: 1, 2

    Terms and Concepts Quizzes

    Assessment Task 5

    Value: 30 %
    Due Date: 01/01/2029
    Return of Assessment: 01/02/2029
    Learning Outcomes: 1-5

    Final Exam

    Academic Integrity

    Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

    Online Submission

    The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

    Hardcopy Submission

    For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

    Late Submission

    No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. OR Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

    Referencing Requirements

    Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

    Extensions and Penalties

    Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

    Privacy Notice

    The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

    Distribution of grades policy

    Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

    Support for students

    The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
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