The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

Ref: C3671006

We will explore the history and culture of Republican Rome, from the city's earliest origins to the reign of Augustus.

Additional information about this course

We will explore the history and culture of Republican Rome, from the city's earliest origins to the reign of Augustus.

Course aim

To introduce students to the history of the Roman Republic

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major elements of Rome's constitution
  • Identify the key events in the rise of the Roman Republic
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of a series of important figures from Roman history

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 Tom Holland, Rubicon 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/

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  • 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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