Level 3 Classical Studies

13CLS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
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.

Term 2
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.

Term 3
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.

Term 4
Revision

Equipment/Stationery

Either a 2B8 or a ring binder and refill. a 40 leaf clear-file.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91395 v2 Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91396 v2 Classical Studies 3.3 - Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world
3
E
6
Y
6r,6w *
A.S. 91397 v2 Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
3
I
6
Y
6r *
A.S. 91398 v2 Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
3
I
6
Y
6r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

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