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Ancient Civilisations 1A: Introduction to Ancient Greece HTC103



This unit provides a chronological and thematic overview of the history, literature, and culture of Ancient Greece, from the Dark Ages (c. 1200 BCE) to the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE). Examples of seminar topics include epic poetry (Homer), the development of democracy, sexuality and society, Athenian tragedy (Euripides), art and architecture, and ancient philosophy (Socrates). This unit provides the foundational knowledge and skills required for further studies in Ancient Civilisations.


Unit name Ancient Civilisations 1A: Introduction to Ancient Greece
Unit code HTC103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr Charlotte Dunn

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Produce valid interpretations of the content of a range of historical, literary, and cultural material for the study of ancient Greece.
  2. Explain the significance of major developments in ancient Greek civilisation.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the historical and cultural contexts of sources of evidence for the study of ancient Greece.
  4. Express basic analysis of ancient Greek history, literature, and culture effectively in writing.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
Weekly 2-hour mixed format seminar (typically comprising two 30-minute lectures and two periods of discussion)

Off Campus:
Weekly Introductory Lecture (recorded, approx. 30 minutes)
2 x 30-minute lecture recordings weekly
4 x 2-hour Web Conference (discussion-based)


Task 1: Weekly online quizzes, 50-100 words (10%)

Task 2: 3 x Primary text analysis, 250 words (15%)

Task 3: Major essay, 1500 words (35%)

Task 4: Take-home exam, 2000 words (40%)

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