HIST305 Byzantine History AD 330-1056

Updated: 01 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANCH241 or ANCH341 or HIST205 or HIST405 or HIST505
Notes None
Combined Units HIST505 - Byzantine History AD 330-1056
Coordinator(s) To be advised
Unit Description

A study of Byzantine political, social and military history from the foundation of Constantinople to the reigns of Basil II and the empresses Zoe and Theodora. Particular emphasis will be placed on the nature of imperial government, the importance of heresies and religious developments within the empire and relationships with Byzantium's neighbours.

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
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice questions

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1,3,4

Compulsory Assessment 2 10% 500
Assessment Notes

Multiple choice questions

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1,3,4

Compulsory Assessment 3 30% 2000
Assessment Notes

Short answers

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 4 50% 2500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of some of the most significant issues in Byzantine history;
  2. apply a critical understanding of human behaviour in an historically different context;
  3. demonstrate their understanding of historical methodology;
  4. apply their ability to locate and use appropriate sources of information and analysis at an undergraduate level;
  5. present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas by writing structured prose and framing arguments in the accepted manner of the discipline; and
  6. demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning through their assignment work.