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AN2002   The Roman Empire

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass at least 40 credits from {any levels matching mo1, any levels matching me1, any levels matching an1, any levels matching sc1} or pass at least 20 credits from any levels matching an1 and pass at least 20 credits from any levels matching cl1

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 lectures, 6 tutorials and 2 practical workshops across the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 172

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%


Module coordinator: Dr J C N Coulston
Module teaching staff: Team taught