12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Day)
This unit examines a variety of methodological approaches to studying the ancient classical world: Greece, the Hellenistic kingdoms and Rome. Categories of data studied include: historiography, numismatic, epigraphic, papyrological, and material remains. The unit is organised around a series of case studies; these include aspects of Athens under Peisistratos, Alexander the Great's death and burial, and Christians in Rome under Nero.
On completion of this unit students will be expected to:
- Have an understanding of the variety of data available for accessing the ancient classical world
- Have developed a sound approach to a using a wide range of methodologies in researching the ancient past
- Have an understanding of the different historiographic approaches of the authors of the three cultures studied
- Have well-developed textual analysis skills for each of the cultures studied
- Demonstrate an ability to use coins, inscriptions, papyri and objects to reconstruct aspects of, or events in, the past
- Have developed good presentation skills
- Demonstrate an ability to use a variety of source material to produce a sustained piece of written work.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
A major sequence in Archaeology and Ancient History