Courses & Units

The World of Alexander the Great HTC300

This unit has been discontinued.


May be taken as a History unit


Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of Alexander.The approach is primarily through the major literary sources for the period but additional evidence from archaeological, numismatic and epigraphic material is introduced where relevant.


Unit name The World of Alexander the Great
Unit code HTC300
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

History & Classics Program Staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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      25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty


Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly


3,500 words written work (60%); 2-hr exam (40%)

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