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CLU33131 Roman Archaeology

This module explores the Roman world through the material culture of this vast and varied empire. It covers the full geographical extent of the Roman Empire examining subjects such as transport, technology and communication, urbanisation and rural settlement, the economy and resources, religion and ritual. Regional case studies of Ostia and Portus, the Eastern Empire, and North Africa will all be included and allow an examination of how local communities were able to express their own regional identities.
  • Module Organiser:
    • Dr Hazel Dodge
  • Duration:
    • Semester 1
  • Contact Hours:
    • 27 (22 lectures, 5 seminars)
  • Weighting:
    • 10 ECTS
  • Assessment:
    • 100% coursework (three written assignments)
  • Course Open To:
    • Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology; TJH Ancient History and Archaeology; Ancient and Medieval History and Culture; Visiting; Open Module

Learning Outcomes

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate sound historical and geographical knowledge of the Roman World.
  • Apply visual and spatial skills to the analysis of artefacts, architectural plans and other archaeological diagrams relating to the main sites covered.
  • Apply knowledge of primary sources and data (archaeological, artistic, textual) relevant to the module and evaluate them together critically.
  • Evaluate the major theoretical approaches, debates and scholarship relevant to the module.
  • Discuss the above, both orally and in written form, in a clear and scholarly manner.
  • Work effectively in small groups.