Level 3 Classical Studies
Classical Studies is a very academic subject that develops skills and key competencies through the study of Roman times. There are three areas covered: ideas and values, significance of works of art /architecture and the impact of an historical figure. The areas of study include: Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, Homer’s ‘Iliad’, Roman religion, art and architecture of the Roman Empire and Augustus. The link to our times is an important focus.
Students need to love reading and analysing text, and art work. They will find the content of the subject extremely interesting, as well as being very useful preparation for tertiary academic study. Good essay writing skills are essential.
A study of two of the classical world's great works of literature the Iliad and Aeneid. All of western civilizations archetypal characters are here and in particular the 'Hero'. This concept will be the key focus of our study as we look at these two works of literature.
A study of the life of Augustus Rome's first emperor. We look at how he came to power and how he managed to reshape the nature of the roman political system to allow for the presence of a sovereign in fact if not in name.
A study of Roman architecture and how it was used as a mechanism to transmit the messages of empire to the populace of the roman empire.
Either a 2B8 or a ring binder and refill. a 40 leaf clear-file.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
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