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Learning Materials ( 88.7 )
Learning Activities ( 57.7 )
Blackboard Management ( 77.3 )
Course Content ( 65.7 )
Course Structure ( 65.7 )
Contact Availability ( 80.7 )
Course Difficulty ( 73.5 )

Reviews (3)

ANCH1250 – The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus 71.4

This course was incredibly interesting, if not a bit of an information overload. Shushma was a fantastic lecturer and explained the topics well. If you're not good with remembering dates and the chronology of events though, then probably stay away. It's also quite heavy on the reading, which you can get away with not doing, depending on your tutor and whether or not they care about your opinion. In saying that, the tutors (from my own experience, as well as my friends') are all incredibly helpful, particularly with referencing ancient sources, which can be a bit tricky.
It's just your typical history course, basically. There's lots of murder and war being discussed, and you briefly look at Roman mythology, which is pretty good.
The tutorials are a bit tedious though, which is probably the biggest negative of the course. There is the standard essay due on a particular topic, which isn't difficult to do well on. The exam is also easy to pass, especially if you watch the CrashCourse video beforehand.
Watch the lectures, do the exam, and submit your assignment and you'll be grand.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2017

Your program/major

Bachelor of Psych Science (Hons.)

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  • Interesting content
  • Easy assessment
  • Tedious tutorials
Posted on January 23, 2018 7:47 pm
ANCH1250 – The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus 62.0

This course was so incredibly pedantic and garrulous. The lecturer seemed to think we needed to know the fathers and grandfathers of all the important people as well as mentioning several people whose historical importance and role in Roman history was miniscle. The first few lectures ran overtime. Usually I love my history courses but this was not taught in an interesting way at all. There was no sense of a interconnected, linear, holistic and engaging story because of the social and political progressions and causations not being expounded upon. It was almost entirely factual rhetoric.

Semester taken

Semester 1 - 2016

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notes will amply suffice

  • detailed
  • surplus of information
  • Long winded
  • too much superfluous information
Posted on February 13, 2017 5:43 pm
ANCH1250 – The Rise of Ancient Rome: Roman History from Romulus to Augustus 86.7

Very interesting course with a great introduction to Roman history. The essay topics on offer from the tutorials are very interesting and a student will learn much in undertaking the research for them. The provided resource lists for the essays are extremely handy and very interesting.

Semester taken

Semester 2 - 2012

Your program/major

Bachelor of Arts

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Posted on February 27, 2014 9:30 pm

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