The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit on The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire from Open Universities Australia and Macquarie University explores the period through documents written at the time, including political speeches and holy biographies.

At the successful completion of this unit, you will understand the main political, economic, and religious developments of the period and be familiar with its major sources.

The unit also introduces the methodologies and interpretative issues involved in the exploitation of the period’s sources, and the expression of relevant critical analysis.

Eligibility

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

Areas of study

In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Political, religious, and economic developments
  • Understanding nature of document sources of the period
  • Quests of interpretation and historiographic debates

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie 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?

A thorough understanding of the Fall of Rome, will give you contextual understanding of many modern day concepts and religions. By evaluating ancient historical texts, you will further your knowledge of political, economic and religious developments, and be able to draw on these skills of critical analysis and expression in a range of career paths.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 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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