Examines and compares concepts of power, legitimacy, and governance in Republican Roman and modern political systems.
|Paper title||Power and Politics in Roman and Modern Times|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (13 November 2023 - 15 December 2023)
1st Non standard period (13 November 2023 - 15 December 2023) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 18 200-level CLAS, GREK, LATN or POLS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- CLAS 346 cannot be credited with CLAS330 taken in 2019 or 2020.
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Governing Institutions of the Roman Republic
- Power and Legitimacy
- Elections and Representation
- Popular Participation
Class time is organised into two 50-minute lectures and two 2-hour seminar sessions per week (for on-campus students). Seminar time will be used for discussion and for internal assessment activities.
Internal Assessment - 100%.
- Teaching Arrangements
The Distance Learning offering of this paper is taught remotely.
All readings are available on Blackboard.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Develop written and oral skills through written assignments, simulation, and in-class debate (Communication)
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through the evaluation of argument across disciplines (Interdisciplinary perspective; Critical Thinking)
- Demonstrate understanding of the Roman political system and contemporary electoral politics and an ability to make cross cultural comparisons (Interdisciplinary perspective; Cultural Understanding; Information Literacy)
- Make normative evaluations of how political life should be organised (Critical Thinking, Communication)
- Actively work in team-based learning groups with the opportunity to engage in constructive discussions, collaborative workflow and completion of group-based assessments (Lifelong Learning; Teamwork; Communication; Information Literacy)