Introduction to Ancient Greece
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the main political and social phenomenon of the period covered;
- interpret and understand human behaviour in a historically different context;
- apply critical analysis to ancient evidence;
- display the ability to communicate clearly in their written work;
- apply basic research skills; and
- develop cogent, logical arguments (including the ability to select and use evidence).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (may be required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations)
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject is an introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece. A wide variety of aspects of Greek society of the archaic (800-479 BC) and classical (478-323 BC) periods are considered. In addition, there is a detailed study of political events of the archaic period, up to and including the Persian Wars (480-79 BC), with special attention paid to political developments in Sparta and Athens in the sixth century BC. Emphasis is placed on literary as well as material sources of information. Students gain a sound understanding of ancient Greek culture and history, and of the ancient sources for these.
Assessment 1: 800 words. Assessment Notes: Online Comprehension Exercise. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2-5 Assessment 2: 1200 words. Assessment Notes: Source Analysis. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Assessment 3: 1500 words. Assessment Notes: Essay. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Online Comprehension Exercise (20%)
- Source Analysis (35%)