• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Ancient History

This course examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century A.D. to the beginning of the second century.  The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, including especially Tacitus and Suetonius.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. critically engage with the political and social history and culture of the early 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
  5. communicate clearly and effectively in both oral and written modes
  6. develop a sophisticated knowledge of the geography of the provinces of the Roman empire

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4,5]
Geography quiz (15 mins. 10%) Learning Outcome 6]
Terms and concepts quiz (15 mins. 10%) Learning Outcomes: 1,2]
2,500 word essay (40%) [Learning Outcomes: 1-5]
2-hour final examination (30%) [Learning Outcomes: 1-5]

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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.

Prescribed Texts

Readings posted on Wattle.

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4384 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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