Ancient Studies

SACE Stage 1

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Ancient Studies

Ancient Studies

SACE Stage 1

10 credits


Students will learn about the history, literature, society, and culture of ancient civilisations. They will consider the environmental, social, economic, religious, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of societies.

The ideas and innovations that shape and are shaped by societies will be explored. Students will critically engage with texts, including literary texts, and analyse archaeological sources. They will develop the inquiry skills that enable them to challenge or confirm beliefs, attitudes, and values in the ancient world.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Course Content
Compulsory Topic
Understanding Ancient History

Additional Topics
Will be selected from:
  • Art, architecture, and technology
  • Warfare and conquest
  • Social structures, slavery, and everyday life
  • Beliefs, rituals, and mythology
  • Creative representations


These themes are studies from two to three ancient societies as negotiated with the class.

Assessment

Skills and Applications Tasks 60%
Inquiry 40%

Further Info

This course is offered as a twilight class in Semester 1.