THE AGORA TO HOGWARTS: GREEK AND ROMAN CULTURE IN THE MODERN WORLD
Credit points: 15
This subject provides an informative and fun introduction to two of the major cultures of the Ancient Mediterranean world: Ancient Greece and Rome, and looks at where they turn up in the modern world from our own university's 'Agora' to the Latin spells of the Harry Potter series. We explore the fascinating worlds of Greece and Rome, including the places where their histories, societies and languages have influenced our own culture. Students will learn about the worlds of Julius Caesar and Socrates; learn about ancient societies at war and at peace; and discover what we have taken from ancient political structures ('democracy', 'senate', 'fascism'), sport (the Olympics; gladiators), history, law, science, medicine and mythology.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesLecture, readings, tutorial and seminar. Readings, tutorial and seminar. Group Presentation.
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRhiannon Evans
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weekly tutorial tests and exercises (equivalent 2200 words) Assessments will draw on lectures and set readings, and assess students' ability to transfer that information to parallel instances of modern culture.
|Other||Individual||No||55||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Source Analysis (1000 words) Students will choose an ancient and modern source from a selection provided by the coordinator, and analyse the links and differences between the two.
|Other||Individual||No||25||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Group presentation (equivalent 800 words) This will draw on preparatory work in workshops and be presented to the seminar group, or pre-recorded for discussion in class
|Oral presentation||Group||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|