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  • Objectives
    * Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values. * Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within complex changing social contexts. * Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force. * Communicate effectively. * Commit to continuous learning. * Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Arts (Classical Studies and Archaeology)
  • Course description
    Specialisation requirements:

        * 50 points elective subjects with no more than 12.5 points at first-year level

    Note: It is necessary to meet any prerequisites before enrolling in a subject. If enrolling in more than one language subject, students should consult with the course coordinator for advice on course planning.

    First year subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-102  Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
    This subject will study the archaeology and literature of the two earliest civilisations - one situated in the Nile Valley (Egypt), the other in the plains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (Mesopotamia). These vastly different societies, which have...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-104  Myth, Art and Empire: Greece and Rome
    This course will introduce students to ancient Greek and Roman culture. Through a study of ancient literary texts, art, and society, students will explore the mythic origins, heroic archetypes, gods and goddesses, monuments and societies of the Greek...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-102  Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
    This subject will study the archaeology and literature of the two earliest civilisations - one situated in the Nile Valley (Egypt), the other in the plains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (Mesopotamia). These vastly different societies, which have...     Semester 1     12.50

    Second/Third year subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-004  Archaeology of Homeric & Biblical People     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-005  Before Babylon: Ascent to Civilisation     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-211  Egypt Under the Pharaohs
    The Egyptians are one of the most fascinating peoples of the ancient world. This course will study the distinctive character of Egyptian civilisation which emerged in the Nile valley during the early third millennium BCE and survived right through un...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-213  Imperial Insanity: Mad Emperors of Rome     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-222  Classical Athens     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-229  Augustan Rome
    This subject examines Roman culture during the ascendancy of Rome's first emperor, Augustus Caesar. This period (27 BCE-14 CE) saw heightened activity in the fields of literature, architecture, religion and art, as the new regime consolidated it...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-221  The Epics of Greece and Rome     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-231  Greek and Roman Theatre     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-233  Ancient Greece: Archaeology and Art
    The subject concentrates on mainland Greece in the Early Iron Age and the Archaic period (ca. 1100-ca. 500 BC), examining what we know about the archaeology of this period and what developments there have been over the last decade. The main emphasis ...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-249  Greek Art and Architecture     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-274  New Kingdom Egypt and the World Beyond     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    131-042  The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic
    This lecture series celebrates the turbulent and exciting history of the Roman Republic, from its humble beginnings around 500 BCE to the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March 44 BCE. The first part discusses Early Rome; the social, pol...     Semester 1     12.50

    131-043  Imperial Rome: Augustus to Theodosius I     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Language subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    107-150  Beginners Ancient Greek A
    This subject teaches students to read Ancient Greek. It covers word formation, grammatical concepts, sentence formation and translation, and the reading of simple texts. Students are introduced to Ancient Greek of various styles, media and periods. T...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-151  Beginners Ancient Greek B
    In this subject students revise the basic elements covered in Semester 1, and are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax, as well as some of the issues involved in interpreting an ancient language. Increasingly difficult texts are read from a ...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-250  Intermediate Ancient Greek A
    In this subject students translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work by a Greek historian (Herodotus, Thucydides or Xenophon). In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax which revises and consolidates the beginners...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-251  Intermediate Ancient Greek B
    In this subject students will translate and discuss the interpretation of a selected work by the playwright Euripides. In tutorials, further work is undertaken on grammar and syntax which revises and consolidates the beginners course. Students will a...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-252  Intermediate Ancient Greek C     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-253  Intermediate Ancient Greek D     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-480  Advanced Ancient Greek A
    This subject consists of reading and discussion of literary and non-literary texts and advanced linguistic topics. Students should have read a number of Ancient Greek texts in the original, consolidating their knowledge of grammar and syntax and exte...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-481  Advanced Ancient Greek B
    This subject involves reading and discussion of literary and non-literary texts; and advanced linguistic topics. On completion of the subject students should have read a number of Ancient Greek texts in the original, consolidating their knowledge of ...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-482  Advanced Ancient Greek C     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-483  Advanced Ancient Greek D     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-155  Roman Elegy     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-156  Roman Biography     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-157  Intermediate Latin Language
    This subject extends and reinforces students' knowledge of Latin grammar and syntax. The close examination of Latin linguistic forms and structures provided by this subject is designed both to increase students' understanding of how the Lat...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-158  Intermediate Latin Language B     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     6.25

    107-159  Roman Historiography     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-160  Intermediate Latin: Oratory
    This subject examines Roman rhetorical practice through the study of an oratorical text, such as a speech of Cicero. Both highly structured and strongly emotive, oratory was a field in which Roman aristocrats fought their political battles and assert...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-161  Roman Epic     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-164  Intermediate Latin: Satire
    This subject examines key Latin satiric works by Juvenal and/or Horace. It introduces students to the genre of satire-writing, and positions it in relation to its historical context and to other Roman genres such as comedy and epigram. Students will ...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-152  Beginners Latin A
    This subject is an introduction to the grammar and reading of Latin. It covers grammatical concepts and paradigms, sentence formation and translation and reading simple texts. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the subject matter t...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-153  Beginners Latin B
    In this subject students revise the basic elements covered in Semester 1, and are introduced to more complex grammar and syntax. Increasingly difficult literary and dramatic texts are read. Background information on Roman culture is woven into the su...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-454  Advanced Latin: Augustan Poetry
    This subject involves the specialised reading and analysis of a book of Roman poetry from the Augustan period. Selecting a text from among the works of Virgil, Horace, Propertius, Tibullus and Ovid, students will focus on issues such as the nature of...     Semester 1     12.50

    107-455  Advanced Latin: Ethnography
    This subject involves the specialised reading and analysis of an example of Latin prose ethnography. Selecting from among the works of Caesar, Pomponius Mela, Tacitus, and Pliny the Elder, this subject will focus on areas such as Roman ethnographical...     Semester 2     12.50

    107-456  Roman Didactic Poetry     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    107-457  Roman Novel     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

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