CLAS406-23S2 (A) Semester Two 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)

Historical Topic

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

In 2023, CLAS406 will run as the 400 level version of CLAS332 "The Hellenistic East and the Coming of Rome". The course investigates what happens to Alexander’s empire after his death, the struggles between the so called "successors", and the arrival of Rome in the East.

This course looks at the break-up of the empire of Alexander the Great into three main kingdoms (the Seleucid Kingdom, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Antigonid Macedonia) and traces the fortunes of those kingdoms through their heyday and eventual succumbing to the Roman Empire.  The course ends with the death of the final Hellenistic monarch, Cleopatra VII of Egypt.  A special section of the course will focus on Hellentistic art and literature (note the Galatian warrior in the image above) and will attempt to assess the Hellenistic age's cultural achievements.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be familiar with the outline of Hellenistic history and Hellenistic culture.  Students will have looked at various sorts of historical evidence (historical works, literary texts, inscriptions) and will understand how to interpret this evidence so as to be able to advance a coherent and persuasive argument.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Restrictions

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Arts Centre 203 Camerata
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Timetable Note

Classes are held at the City Campus, Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.

Course Coordinator

Victor Parker

Assessment

Please check the course LEARN page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,990.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts .

All CLAS406 Occurrences

  • CLAS406-23S2 (A) Semester Two 2023 (The Arts Centre Christchurch)