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This unit, from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University, offers you a historical lens to examine the ancient figure of Alexander the Great.
Focusing on the vast influence of the Greek and Roman Empires, the unit deals with the cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean area and deconstructs Alexander's reign and motives from a modern context.
The unit also explores the origins of the coinage 'Alexander the Great' by examining the succession crisis that followed after Alexander's rule, and guides you through the third and second centuries BC to critique the Hellenisation of native peoples and the cultural shift that subsequently occurred.
You'll complete this unit with a comprehensive understanding of Alexander's impact on ancient history, and how the Greek and Roman Empire continue to influence our world today.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have completed level 1 studies in ancient history.
This unit is a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit will extend your understanding of ancient history, and give you a deeper appreciation of the key events that occurred during Alexander's invasion and the period immediately following his succession.
By critically analysing epigraphic and archaeological evidence, you will walk away from this unit with a greater appreciation for the way in which the Roman Empire emerged between the third and first century BC, and still leaves it mark on today's society.
This knowledge is particularly handy to those interested in a career working as a museum curator, or in exploring the idea of further academic studies in ancient history.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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