The Roman Empire: from Augustus to Severus

Ref: C3670920

We will explore the history and culture of the Roman Empire, from the Age of Augustus to the reign of Septimius Severus.

Course aim

To introduce students to the history of the Roman Empire

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe key events in the history of the Roman Empire
  • Identify the major figures in Rome’s imperial history
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the political geography of the Roman Empire

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Suggested reading: HH Scullard, From the Gracchi to Nero K Chisholm and J Ferguson (eds.), Rome: the Augustan Age Michael Grant, History of Rome

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

The Roman Empire: from Augustus to Severus Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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