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HC2507: ROME (2017-2018)

Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 15:46

Course Overview

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Sam Newington

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Bachelor Of Theology (With Honours) Distance Learning (Studied) or Certificate in Christian Studies (Studied) or Diploma in Christian Studies (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

  1. Roman Origins
  2. The Etruscans and the Kings of Rome
  3. The Rise of the Republic
  4. The Punic Wars: the challenge of Hannibal
  5. Rome and Greek Civilisation: translation, imitation and wholesale theft
  6. Civil Wars I: dissent within the republic; populism, slave revolts
  7. Civil Wars II: Caesar, Anthony and Pompey
  8. Augustus, the Julio-Claudians, and the creation of a new world order
  9. The Augustan age in literature and art
  10. An expanding empire: Hadrian, military engineering, a Hellenised civilisation
  11. The crisis of the third century and the place of religion in the Roman world
  12. The fall of Rome: Augustine and The City of God

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Two 2500-word essays (50% each)
Resit: One 2-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

Tutorials will supply opportunities for formative assessment, but the nature of these will be left to the discretion of the tutors.


  • Feedback will be given by tutors on tutorial work. Whether oral or written will be left to the discretion of the tutor.
  • Summative assessment will receive written feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes


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