• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Archaeology
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History , History, European Studies, Heritage Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Ash Lenton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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Study of the Roman world is incomplete without a good understanding of the archaeological evidence for the development and spread of Roman society. The story of Roman expansion is not told just through history and art history. Knowledge of the great wealth of other archaeological remains that constitute the Roman military and civilian landscape is fundamental for understanding the spread of Roman culture, politics and economics. This course will concentrate on the archaeology of Europe and the Western Roman Empire, with a special emphasis on Roman Britain. Thus, it will complement other historical and material culture courses, both geographically and in its specific use of archaeological method and theory. It will also complement the archaeological courses 'Britain before the Romans' and 'post-Roman Britain'. An understanding of the development of the Roman political and cultural landscape, especially throughout Europe and into Britain, is fundamental to understanding the origins of western culture.

 

Course Contact: Dr Ash Lenton
E: ash.lenton@anu.edu.au

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 evaluate the cultural trends and developments of Roman Britain;
  2. Analyze and discuss the catalysts driving social and economic life in the period;
  3. Explain key sites and archaeological assemblages in the context of early medieval societies.;
  4. Discuss  the  roles of material culture in the transition from the preceding Roman period and into the later medieval period in Europe; and
  5. Explain and critically discuss key debates and controversies in early Medieval European studies.

Indicative Assessment

Conference Poster, 800 words (25%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5]
Poster Presentation & lead seminar discussion, 15 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5]
Annotated Bibliography, 2000 words (15%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 5]
Argumentative Essay, 4000 words (50%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 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 workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of Archeology (ARCH) courses.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARCH2056

Prescribed Texts

Mattingly, D.J. 2006. An imperial possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC-AD 409.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4024 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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