- Code ANCH2017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Ancient History
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Caillan Davenport
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- critically engage with the politics, society and culture of the Roman Empire;
- analyse and evaluate primary historical sources;
- conduct research using the primary sources and modern scholarship on the period;
- formulate logical arguments based on the primary source evidence; and
- communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes;
- Tutorial Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Source Analysis (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research Essay (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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Workload130 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.
Readings will be available in the library and/or posted on Wattle.
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