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UNE unit code: ANCH326

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Start
  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit introduces students to the major achievements of art and architecture in the ancient world. This unit will involve a study of public and private space in ancient cities and of the functions of funerary monuments, religious architecture, and domestic art and architecture, as well as the attitude of ancient civilisations towards both the arts and their environment. This unit will also involve a study of relevant artefacts in the UNE Museum of Antiquities and the ways in which specific artefacts and museums can contribute to an understanding of the ancient world. Civilisations studied may include: Mesopotamia, Egypt, Bronze Age, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Etruscans, Rome, the Celts, Late Antiquity and Early Byzantium.
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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

Any 12cp in ANCH, HINQ, HIST or RELS or candidature in a postgraduate award
Restrictions
Restrictions

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ANCH426 or ANCH526

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Matthew DillonProfessor, Classics and Ancient History - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. exhibit a broad knowledge of the settings (political, social and religious) in which ancient societies developed and the ability to identify the ways in which art and architecture reflect these settings;
  2. demonstrate competence in the use of architecture and artefacts as resources for historical study;
  3. critically understand ancient civilisations through a study of their art and architecture; and
  4. display an ability to write clearly and analytically at an undergraduate level.

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