Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title THE ECONOMY OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Code CLAH797
Coordinator Dr AM Hirt
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
A.M.Hirt@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

To explore the nature and complexity of the Roman Economy through the study of historical and archaeological evidence, on a local, regional and inter-regional level;

To examine the efficacy of economic models of the Roman Economy;

To examine the effect of social structures on economic behaviour.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) To demonstrate a deep knowledge of major research questions in the field of ancient economic studies.

(LO2) To show a solid understanding of different models of the economy.

(LO3) To demonstrate critical skills in the interpretation and application of a wide range of primary evidence.

(S1) Improving own learning/performance - Personal action planning

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S3) Time and project management - Personal organisation

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S5) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis

(S6) Research skills - All Information skills

(S7) Skills in using technology - Online communications skills

(S8) Commercial awareness - Relevant economic/political understanding


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lecture comprises of a combined lecture and seminar.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Self-Directed Learning Description: Students will use their self-directed learning time to read the recommended texts prior to each session.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include: Current Approaches to the Roman Economy   The Emperor, the Army, and the Economy Agriculture Mining and Quarrying      Roads, Harbours, Ships, and Trade      Goods, Markets, and Retail   Money and Banking Labour


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 8

          8
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 142
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 2  5,000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.