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AN2002 The Roman Empire

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:4.00 pm Tue and 4.00 pm Thu

The Roman empire, at its height in the first and second centuries CE, extended from Hadrian's Wall to beyond the Euphrates. This module studies the Roman empire with particular reference both to social, religious and economic changes as well as to political and military history and concludes with a brief look at the 'crisis' of the third century. Close attention is paid to original sources in translation.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for Ancient History, all Classical Studies Degrees, History

UG Pre-requisite(s):Either 40 credits in 1000-level History modules (AN, ME, MO, or SC) or 20 credits of 1000-level Ancient History (AN) and 20 credits of 1000-level Classical Studies (CL) modules.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:20 lectures, 6 tutorials and 2 practical workshops across the semester.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 28
  • Guided independent study: 172

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff:Team taught