University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Greek Studies, History
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
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.
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
Presentation: Tutorial Paper and Oral Presentation
Project: Research Project
Essay: Major Essay
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.