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Roman Britain is probably the most extensively and intensively studied of all the Roman provinces. The explanation lies in the early and sustained interest of antiquarians and scholars in the 'Trace of Rome' in the British landscape, and in the pioneering role and high standards of scholarship among the large numbers of Romano-British archaeologists. The result can be seen in the widespread teaching of Roman Britain as a course not just in the United Kingdom but throughout the English-speaking world. This unit investigates the history and material culture of Britain from Caesar's expeditions in the first century BC through to the end of Roman Britain in the early fifth century AD. The unit covers military history and developments, town and country, Romanisation and explanations for the end of Roman Britain.
The objectives of the unit include providing an insight into a significant phase in the history of a single Roman province. Equally important is the expectation that students discover graphically how a variety of types of evidence from archaeology, through art and numismatics to texts and documents can be integrated to produce a rounded study of a region during a broad period of Roman history. In doing so, the strengths and limitations of the evidence and the methodology of the investigation are explored.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the Classics and Ancient History major sequence
- Level 3 elective
Students are able to (1) identify, describe and interpret sites and material remains of the Roman period in Britain; (2) evaluate and explain these different types of evidence that contribute to our understanding of the ancient world; (3) develop skills in integrating a variety of evidence types to produce a holistic interpretation and explanation of the past; (4) research using print and electronic resources; and (5) develop reasoning and analytical skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) sources tests; (2) a major essay; and (3) tutorial performance. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Christopher Mallan
- Unit rules
- any Level 2 CLAN unit
or ARCY unit (except ARCY2005 Rock Art Field Unit)
- CLAH2232 Roman Britain
- Contact hours
- lectures: 1 hour per week (over 10 weeks)
tutorials: 2 hours per week (over 10 weeks)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.