ANCH110 Introduction to Ancient Greece

Updated: 18 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH100
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Clemens Koehn (
Unit Description

This unit is an introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece. A wide variety of aspects of Greek society of the archaic (800-479 BC) and classical (478-323 BC) periods are considered. In addition, there is a detailed study of political events of the archaic period, up to and including the Persian Wars (480-79 BC), with special attention paid to political developments in Sparta and Athens in the sixth century BC. Emphasis is placed on literary as well as material sources of information. Students gain a sound understanding of ancient Greek culture and history, and of the ancient sources for these.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main political and social phenomenon of the period covered;
  2. interpret and understand human behaviour in a historically different context;
  3. apply critical analysis to ancient evidence;
  4. display the ability to communicate clearly in their written work;
  5. apply basic research skills; and
  6. develop cogent, logical arguments (including the ability to select and use evidence)