Courses & Units

The Fall of the Roman Republic HTC242

Hobart

Introduction

This unit examines one of the most well documented periods in classical antiquity: the last century of the Roman Republic. We view the social, cultural, and political turmoil of this era through the lenses of ancient literary sources and modern scholarship. We analyse how ancient Romans perceived and represented the transformative changes and extraordinary individuals of the late Republic and interrogate how historiographical approaches towards this period have evolved since the 19th century. Our exploration begins with the sweeping socioeconomic impacts of the Punic Wars and ends with the reign of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.

Summary

Unit name The Fall of the Roman Republic
Unit code HTC242
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Jayne Knight
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the major events and developments of the late Roman Republic
  • Analyse a range of primary and secondary sources for the history of the late Roman Republic using appropriate methodologies
  • Use primary sources to support an argument about the late Roman Republic.
  • Express analysis of ancient sources and modern scholarship on the late Roman Republic clearly in writing
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any College

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly recorded 30 min. lecture & 2-hour seminar 

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures (1.5 hours) and online discussions & 4 x 2-hour Web Conference

AssessmentWeekly online quizzes (10%)|Take-home exam (40%)|2 primary text analyses (15%)|Major essay (35%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.