- Code ANCH1013
- 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
- Areas of interest Anthropology, Contemporary Europe, English, History, Health
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Tatiana Bur
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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This first-year course will offer a strong grounding in the history, politics, art and literature of Ancient Greece in the period from the Bronze Age to the rise of Macedon. Students will familiarise themselves with the better-known conflicts of the period such as the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, alongside the lesser-known bookends: archaic tyrants on one side, and the turbulent fourth-century BCE on the other. Students will appreciate the cultural products of this rich intellectual epoch from theatre, art and philosophy, to mathematics, engineering, and science. Elite perspectives and experiences will be put against those of women and enslaved agents; the stories of Athens and Sparta against other Greek city-states. Finally, students will learn about and question the legacy of the Classical World both short-term in the Roman Imperial period, as well as longer-term from the Renaissance through to the 21st century.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- analyse and evaluate primary historical sources;
- engage in critical thinking about Greece's history, literature, and culture and its legacy in the modern world;
- conduct research using the primary sources and modern scholarship;
- formulate logical arguments based on the primary source evidence; and
- communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes.
- Source analysis (500 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,5]
- Research Essay (2000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final Examination (2 hours) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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
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