Ancient Greece

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient Greece

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Greek Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    Examines the history of Greece from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars in the 5th Century BC. The course content is examined through literary and archaeological evidence. This introductory compulsory course prepares students for the compulsory courses at 2000 and 3000 levels as well as providing an introduction to other courses in the Ancient History major, including other courses at 1000 level. It also provides a historical and literary complement to the study of Classical Languages.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. To provide students with an introductory knowledge of Ancient Greek history

    2. To instruct and support an understanding of the changing conditions of Greek society and to explore and nurture an understanding of a culture other than one's own

    3. To promote information accumulation in one area of the discipline and to do so via discipline-specific processes, including an awareness of the ethical issues and standards within the discipline

    4. To encourage critical thinking and the expression of the same through assessment tasks that provide avenues for creative problem solving, locating, evaluating and using relevant information, teamwork, technological illiteracies as well as oral and written communication competencies

    5. To enhance student competency regarding oral communication of knowledge of Ancient Greek history, including ethical sensitivity (including an awareness of ethical issues and standards within the discipline) and intercultural awareness (respect for and understanding of cultures other than one's own)


    Sources for the study of Greek history
    Bronze Age history
    The rise of Greece in the Archaic age
    Development of Greek political systems
    Ancient sources for the study of 5th Century Greece
    Persian invasion of Greece

    Assessment Items

    Presentation: Tutorial Paper and Oral Presentation
    Project: Research Project
    Essay: Major Essay

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.