ANCIENT ROME: SLAVES, EMPIRE AND FILM

CAH2ANR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the society, literature and art of ancient Rome through its major historical and literary figures such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Nero, Virgil and Ovid. We look at slavery, gender roles and entertainment such as ancient comedy and the gladiatorial games. While the city of Rome is the focus of our study, we consider the impact of Rome#s vast empire and the significance of its history of military conquest. We also look forward to the way in which Rome is now depicted on screen and in novels and video games, such as HBO's series Rome, Robert Graves' I, Claudius and the video game Rome: Total War. Students choose a modern text that that represents the ancient Roman world for detailed study throughout the semester.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MDS1TRW, MDS1ARW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCourse ReaderPrescribedNANA
ReadingsThe Aeneid; a new translation by David WestPrescribedVirgilPENGUIN, 2003

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on aspects of Roman culture and society. Continue to develop skills in distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, using both in historical inquiry.

Activities:
Participation through readings and submission of weekly questions; Participation in online forum; Submission of a source analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Identify the context of ancient literary and historical sources and articulate their relevance to this context in written analyses of ancient texts and examples of material culture.

Activities:
Participation through readings and submission of weekly questions; Source analysis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

03. Use computing and information technology to articulate their understanding of Roman culture and society.

Activities:
Participation in Online forum; Participation through readings and submission of weekly questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

04. Write correctly referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about a Roman culture and society, including a bibliography.

Activities:
Participation in Online forum; Submission of a Research Essay template;Submission of a Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

05. Write with confidence about aspects of Roman culture and society.

Activities:
Participation in online forum; Submission of Critical Essay/Critical Response; Submission of Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"All lecture content will be delivered online through the LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are required to complete online collaborative tasks each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Activities (1250 word equivalent)30 04, 05, 03, 01
Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)50 03, 04
Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"All lecture content will be delivered online through the LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are required to complete online collaborative tasks each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Activities (1250 word equivalent)30 04, 05, 03, 01
Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)50 03, 04
Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"All lecture content will be delivered online through the LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are required to complete online collaborative tasks each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Activities (1250 word equivalent)30 04, 05, 03, 01
Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)50 03, 04
Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"All lecture content will be delivered online through the LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are required to complete online collaborative tasks each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Activities (1250 word equivalent)30 04, 05, 03, 01
Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)50 03, 04
Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"All lecture content will be delivered online through the LMS"

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students are required to complete online collaborative tasks each week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online Activities (1250 word equivalent)30 04, 05, 03, 01
Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)50 03, 04
Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03