- Code ANCH2026
- 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 Classics and Ancient History , History, European Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
Since Gibbon’s publication of "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", discourse on the later Roman Empire, and the era that followed, has been dominated by narratives of deterioration and decay. Yet while the western Roman empire ceased to exist as a political entity after the late fifth century, new successor kingdoms emerged in its place with their own understanding of the Roman legacy. This was also the period which saw the emergence of Christianity as a state religion, prompting major new ecclesiastical building projects, the foundation of new communities, and the rise of charismatic religious figures. This examination of Late Antiquity reveals a vibrant, innovative confluence of political, literary, and artistic cultures.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- read sources from Late Antiquity critically;
- research and write about Europe during Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages;
- construct and criticise arguments, and effectively present material orally and in writing;
- understand the ways other societies differ from our own; and
- understand the ways in which Roman practices passed into European culture.
- Progress Quiz (5) [LO 1,4,5]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Tutorial presentation (8 minutes) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Tutorial paper (2000 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final examination (2 hours) (40) [LO 1,3,4,5]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 33 hours of contact over 11 weeks: 22 hours of lectures and 11 hours of tutorials; b) 97 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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