• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Ancient History
  • Areas of interest Classics and Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Caillan Davenport
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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This course examines the evolution of the Roman state from the foundation of the city of Rome in 753 BC to the death of Augustus in AD 14. These eight centuries saw Rome establish itself as a monarchy, then overthrow its kings and establish a Republican system of government, only for the Republic itself to disintegrate from within and become a monarchy once again. During the same period, Rome evolved and expanded from one city on the Tiber River to an empire that stretched from Spain in the west to Syria in the east, from Germany in the north to Africa in the south. This course will examine why and how these major political and institutional changes came about and their impact on the social and cultural framework of Roman society.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically engage with the political and social history and culture of the Roman Republic and Empire;
  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;
  5. communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes;

Indicative Assessment

  1. Source Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Essay (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final Examination (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 34 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials.

b) 96 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ANCH6104.

Prescribed Texts

Readings to be provided on Wattle.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7086 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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