ANCIENT ROME: SLAVES, EMPIRE AND FILM

CAH2ANR

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the society, literature and art of ancient Rome through major historical figures such as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Augustus, Nero. We read ancient Roman literature, history and examine material culture to better understand at slavery, class, gender roles and entertainment, such as ancient comedy and arena spectacles. 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. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about Pompeii and the legacy of Roman culture. Central to this subject is looking forward to the way in which Rome is now depicted on screen and in television, movies, novels and video games, including HBO's series Rome , Russell Crowe in Gladiator , and the video game Ryse: Son of Rome . Students study a modern text of their choice throughout the semester that represents the ancient Roman world so to introduce students to the discipline of Classical Reception Studies.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level one subjects

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMDS1TRW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

The Aeneid; a new translation by David West

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorVirgil

Year2003

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPENGUIN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

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.
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.
03. Use computing and information technology to articulate their understanding of Roman culture and society.
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.
05. Write with confidence about aspects of Roman culture and society.

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar Activities (1250 word equivalent)Regular source analyses to be submitted as part of an in-class activity

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)Source Analysis of a text that is familiar to students, but won't be known until the assessment is opened on LMS (ie. unseen source analysis)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar Activities (1250 word equivalent)Regular source analyses to be submitted as part of an in-class activity

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)Source Analysis of a text that is familiar to students, but won't be known until the assessment is opened on LMS (ie. unseen source analysis)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h 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"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar Activities (1250 word equivalent)Regular source analyses to be submitted as part of an in-class activity

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)Source Analysis of a text that is familiar to students, but won't be known until the assessment is opened on LMS (ie. unseen source analysis)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar Activities (1250 word equivalent)Regular source analyses to be submitted as part of an in-class activity

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)Source Analysis of a text that is familiar to students, but won't be known until the assessment is opened on LMS (ie. unseen source analysis)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah Midford

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h 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 2.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Seminars may only be available online on your campus, but they will still be scheduled and face to face"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Seminar Activities (1250 word equivalent)Regular source analyses to be submitted as part of an in-class activity

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Research Essay (2000 word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO3, SILO4

Source Analysis (750 word equivalent)Source Analysis of a text that is familiar to students, but won't be known until the assessment is opened on LMS (ie. unseen source analysis)

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3