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Undergraduate Course: Violence and Disorder in Roman Society, 133-31 BC (ANHI10022)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will attempt to explain the phenomenon of violence and disorder in Roman society during the late republic. It will address the nature of the problem, Roman attitudes to violence, and legislation concerned with violence; this will be followed by a detailed examination of the individual outbreaks of civil disorder from the tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus (133 BC) to the Peace of Brundisium (40 BC). Particular attention will be paid to Appian and other ancient authors who provide us with our evidence for this topic, and who attempted to explain it for themselves.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed The Roman World 1A: The Rise of Rome (CLGE08003) AND Ancient History 2a: Past and Present in the Ancient World (ANHI08014)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements 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) at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  29
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (one essay) - 40%; Degree Examination - 60%.

1st Semester-only Visiting Student (VV1) variant assessment:
Coursework (one essay): 40%.
Subject Area administered Exam/Exercise in lieu of Degree Examination, to take place in Week 12 (see the current course handbook for further details): 60%.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate in tutorial discussion, in coursework and in the written degree examination that they have acquired the following specific academic competences:
- an informed understanding of the phenomenon of violence during the last century of the Roman republic;
- skills of historical and literary analysis of classical texts;
- and an informed understanding and appreciation of Appian's Civil Wars and other literary texts studied in English Translation.

In addition, they should be able to demonstrate, again through tutorial discussion, coursework and the written degree examination, that they have acquired the following specific transferable skills:
- gathering material independently on a given topic and organising it into a coherent set of data;
- comparing differing sets of data and drawing conclusions from them;
- evaluating different approaches to and explanations of material, and making critical choices between them;
- expressing ideas and arguments clearly;
- and 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 literary appreciation.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements In order for a student from outwith Classics to be enrolled, contact must be made with a Course Secretary on 50 3580 in order for approval to be obtained.
KeywordsViolence / Disorder / Ancient Rome
Course organiserDr Dominic Berry
Tel: (0131 6)50 3590
Course secretaryMrs Toni Wigglesworth
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580
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