Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2015 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Subject Information
Subject Code HIST261
Subject Name Ancient History: Rome
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 30 credit points and any of Hist 110, Hist 111, Pol 150,
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment 1. Source Essay 30% 2. Major Essay 45% 3. Class Presentation 15% 4. Participation 10%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.167
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027  $ 1027 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2015 to 25-06-2015)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1 hr lecture, 2 hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Greg Melleuish
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Greg Melleuish
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2015

Subject Availability
Session Summer 2015/2016  (30-11-2015 to 12-02-2016)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 x 1 Hour Lecture and 2 x 2 Hour Tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Graham Fitzpatrick
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Stephen Brown
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-12-2015

Subject Description
This subject examines the history of Rome from the early republic to the collapse of the Western Empire in the fifth century CE. As well as providing a general survey of Roman history it will also focus on a number of key themes. These could include: the republican system of government, women in Rome, the significance of the military, Roman culture, slavery, the rise of Christianity, crises of the later empire. Some comparison with other contemporary Eurasian empires will be made.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject will improve: - The student's capacity for critical analysis. - The student's capacity to undertake research, critically analyse evidence, draw evidence together to make a case and communicate the case effectively. - The student's skills in oral presentation and assist the student to become a more effective communicator. - The student's breadth of knowledge and effectiveness in communication.
Subject Objectives:
The student will understand better how to read and interpret a primary source in its political and social context. The student will develop expertise in a major historiographic controversy related to ancient Rome, offer their own assessment of the debate and marshall evidence to support their view. The student will better understand the importance of engaging his or her audience in order to explain a controversial issue in the historiography of ancient Rome. Student will demonstrate that they are doing the necessary reading to keep abreast of the subject by making comments and answering questions in class.

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