• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Ancient History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Caillan Davenport
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings

The civil wars that ravaged the Roman world in the first century BC resulted in the transformation of the Roman state (res publica) into a monarchical system of government headed by an emperor. This course examines the impact of the imperial monarchy on politics, society, and culture of the Roman world, from administration and decision-making in Rome and the provinces to art and architecture, poetry and drama, and the writing of history.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically engage with the politics, society and culture of the 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; and
  5. communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes;

Indicative Assessment

  1. Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Source Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Research Essay (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final Exam (40) [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 will be available in the library and/or posted on Wattle.

Majors

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
2023 $3960
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4204 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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