• 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 , European Languages, History, International Relations, Literature
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Caillan Davenport
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

This first-year course will introduce students to the politics, society, art and literature of Ancient Greece in the period from the Bronze Age to the fourth century B.C. It will consider the workings of different types of government (monarchy, tyranny, democracy, oligarchy), the age of Greek colonisation and the relationship between the Greeks and Persia. Special attention will be given to Athens and Sparta and their rivalry which led to the Peloponnesian War. Students will read works by Homer, Herodotus, Sappho, Thucydides and Greek playwrights, and they will gain an understanding of Greek religion, social relations, art and architecture, using objects from the ANU Classics Museum.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. evaluate the historical value of ancient sources;
  2. research and write about ancient Greece;
  3. construct and criticise arguments; and
  4. effectively present material orally and in writing.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Source analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,3,4]
  3. Research Essay (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials

b) 94 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 ANCH6103.

Prescribed Texts

To be made available through the Library and/or on Wattle.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5858 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

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