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CLAN1002 Glory and Grandeur: An Introduction to the Ancient World
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 Online Online Restricted Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 1 core unit in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
- Level 1 elective
- ‘We are all Greeks', so said the poet Shelley. The rich, and occasionally contested, legacies of Ancient Greek and Roman civilisation can be seen around the world, even today, in literature, politics, philosophy, law, religion, art and architecture. Yet who were the Greeks and Romans? What did they achieve in peace and war? Moreover, what things can we learn about Greek and Roman culture from the literary and physical remains of these two ancient civilisations?
‘Glory and Grandeur' provides an introduction to the histories of Ancient Greece and Rome. It aims to impart knowledge about these ancient civilisations, looking at Greek and Roman politics, warfare, society and culture. It offers a structured program of lectures, which provide a narrative of Greek and Roman history, while also identifying and tracing the development of such major social and political aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations. A complementary series of tutorials and take-home assignments provide students with the opportunity to examine some of these topics in depth. The unit emphasises the collection, analysis and criticism of the ancient source material, and how this material may be used to reconstruct the histories of Greece and Rome. CLAN1002 forms the basis for further study in ancient history as well as providing a useful background for studies in archaeology, history, political science, and philosophy.
- Students are able to (1) identify, interpret and describe key events from the Greek and Roman periods; (2) demonstrate familiarity with the geography and environment of the Classical world; (3) identify, interpret and describe the development of seminal social and political aspects of the ancient world and the impact of these on the modern world; (4) identify, interpret, describe and evaluate different types of evidence that contribute to our understanding of the ancient world; (5) read, comprehend, analyse and critique the primary and secondary written sources; (6) research skillfully using print and electronic resources; (7) develop reasoning and analytical skills; and (8) demonstrate an ability to communicate understandings using appropriate scholarly conventions in both written and oral media..
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) major essay; (2) tutorial performance; and (3) an end-of-semester examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
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- Are in good academic standing overall;
- Have passed over half the units taken in the teaching period concerned, except where they are only enrolled in two or less units in the period;
- Have submitted all assessment items in the unit;
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- Dr Christopher Mallan and Dr Lara O'Sullivan
- Unit rules
- CLAH1103 Glory and Grandeur
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week (for 10 weeks); tutorials: 1 hour per week (for 8 weeks)
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