Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
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About this unit

This online unit studying Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University examines Spartan society and politics, Sparta’s broader context in Greece and beyond, and change and opposition to change in Sparta.

The unit provides enhanced skills in assembling information to develop an argument, compare different points of view, argue your own view and find creative ways to present ideas.

At the?completion of this unit students?will have in-depth knowledge of the academic debate over the origins and nature of Sparta as a Greek state and regional power.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must complete level 1 and 2 studies in ancient history prior to starting.

Areas of study

In this Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The Spartans and their lawgiver in Xenophon's Constitution of the Lacedaimonians
  • Sparta and the hoplite revolution
  • Aristotle's politics and lawgivers in Greece
  • Herodotus and the Spartans
  • Herodotus, Sparta and Athens
  • Thucydides and the Spartans
  • Thucydides 2: the secret character of the political system
  • Sparta and Greece after the Peloponnesian War
  • Xenophon, leadership and political theory
  • The second Athenian confederacy and the growth of Theban power
  • Fourth-century Panhellenism
  • Quellenkritik and the fragments of the Greek historians
  • Plutarch's Pelopidas

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit equips students with skills in source-based methodology for studying the ancient world, including critical approaches to literary material and an eclectic approach to data synthesis. You will also gain core competencies in the debate over statehood and military service (especially hoplite service) in ancient Greece.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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