• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century A.D. to the beginning of the second century.  The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, including especially Tacitus and Suetonius.

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 early Roman 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; and
  6. develop a sophisticated knowledge of the geography of the provinces of the Roman empire.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  2. Geography quiz (15 mins) (10) [LO 6]
  3. Terms and concepts quiz (15 mins) (10) [LO 1,2]
  4. Word Essay (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. 2-hour final examination (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Readings posted 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

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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.

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