ANCH351 Warfare in the Ancient World

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Updated: 21 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
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 12cp in ANCH or ARPA or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or RELS or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH101 or ANCH251 or ANCH401 or ANCH451 or ANCH551
Notes None
Combined Units ANCH551 - Warfare in the Ancient World
Coordinator(s) Clemens Koehn (
Unit Description

The unit examines ancient military history and warfare. In this unit we will thematically examine ancient warfare by looking at the use of infantry, cavalry, seige equipment and the navies of a variety of cultures in particular Greece and Rome. With a focus on the developments in tactics, technology, and socio-military influences between c.500 BC and AD 400.

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 a range of significant issues in warfare in western antiquity from circa 500 BC-AD 400;
  2. show an understanding of human behaviour in an historically different context;
  3. display an understanding of the ways in which state, society, and armed forces influenced each other;
  4. demonstrate the ability to produce clear written communication through the construction of a logical argument and the selection and use of evidence;
  5. display well-developed research skills in the field of ancient military history; and
  6. demonstrate an understanding of, and expertise in, historical methodology;