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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of History, Classics and Archaeology : Ancient History

Undergraduate Course: Northern Gaul and the Germanies in the Roman World (ANHI10046)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaAncient History Other subject areaClassical Art/Classical Archaeology
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course aims to promote knowledge of the northwestern continental region of the Roman Empire consisting of the provinces of Gallia Belgica, Germania inferior and Germania superior. It also aims to introduce students to the methodology of combining literary, pictorial and artefactual sources together to explore the history of a region under Roman rule.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should usually have at least 3 courses in Classics related subject matter(at least 2 of which should be in Ancient History or Classical Art/Archaeology) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in session discussions, essays and in the written degree examination that they have acquired the following specific academic competences:
* an understanding of the history of Roman occupation in the provinces of Gallia Belgica, Germania inferior and Germania superior
* a wider knowledge of the complex social, political and cultural processes that were set in motion in a region that had been occupied by Rome and the wide variety of reactions and roles the indigenous population with regard to these processes
* an understanding of specific source problems and also the variety of sources available when trying to piece together the history of a region in the periphery of the Roman Empire
In addition, they should be able to demonstrate, again in session discussions, essays and in the written degree examination that they have acquired the following specific transferable skills:
* the ability to compare a wide range of different source types (written, pictorial and artefactual)
* an understanding of the specific challenges presented by the nature of specific types of sources and the quantities in which they are available
* the ability to gather material independently on a given topic and organise it into a coherent set of data
* skills in contributing to group discussions and oral argument
* evaluating different approaches to and explanations of material, and making critical choices between them
* expressing ideas and arguments clearly
* organising their own learning, managing their workload and working to a timetable
They should also have developed their general competences as follows, and be able to demonstrate them by the means stated above:
* general historical understanding
* general analytical skills

Assessment Information
Coursework will make up 40% of the final assessment.
A 2-hour degree examination will be worth 60% of the final assessment.
Visiting Student Variant Assessment
Coursework will make up 40% of the final assessment.
A Take-Home Examination will be worth 60% of the final assessment.
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Course organiserDr Ursula Rothe
Course secretaryMs Elaine Hutchison
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