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AN1002   Roman History from Foundation to Empire

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am

This module will consider the rise of Rome to world power from humble beginnings, examining the political, cultural and economic consequences of her imperialism. The module will consider in detail the social conditions which allowed Rome to sustain her enormous military burden, and the way that a multitude of factors came together to attack and finally destroy the Republican government of Rome. The module will conclude with an account of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. All sources will be in translation, and the module will give a solid background in Roman history of the Republic as well as touching on wider issues of legal and constitutional theory and cultural interaction.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures (x 11 weeks) and 6 tutorials across the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 161

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Team taught