Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Recommended prerequisite


Course offering may be cancelled unless a minimum of 20 students enrol.

Assessment methods

Final Exam, Participation, Essay, Presentation, Report

Course coordinator

Dr Amelia Brown

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This unit explores the political, social and cultural transformation of the ancient world circa A.D. 300-600, the period now known as `Late Antiquity¿. It will examine topics such as the fragmentation of the Roman empire, the rise and spread of Christianity throughout the ancient world, the interaction between Christians and pagans, the transformation of cities and civic life, the changing social fabric (slavery, law, the family), and the conflicts between Rome and its neighbours.