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AN2002   The Roman Empire

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

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

This module explores the complex history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Late Antiquity, an empire which, for the first and last time, united the whole Mediterranean and its diverse hinterlands. Yet Roman diplomatic and economic connections spread far beyond to Iran, India, China and sub-Saharan Africa. The history and archaeology of this period are studied through the themes of power, society, gender, cultures, soldiers, cities, economies, and religions. How did an ever-evolving imperial monarchy oversee a relatively stable, slave-owning domain? What powers of coercion and persuasion did Rome exert? How was Rome and its empire culturally transformed over the centuries? Original sources are studied in translation, and no prior study of the period is required or expected.

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%

Personnel

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