Teacher in Charge: Mrs G. FernandezRecommended Prior Learning
10 credits in any Year 12 course or by HOD approval.
Classical Studies is about the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. It is an exciting course that challenges students and their ways of thinking.
It focuses on:
Classical Studies is a suitable subject for students who enjoy variety in their learning. It is engaging and relevant for our students and the global world we live in.
It also helps develop skills, including:
Classical Studies therefore enhances personal growth and teaches knowledge and skills that are applicable to a wide range of occupations.
2022 COURSE OUTLINE:
BEAUTY ACROSS THE AGES:
With a focus on Aphrodite/Venus we investigate how classical art influenced the work of future generations.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS POLICY OF FUSION:
How Alexander's intention to fuse the races (Greeks and Persians) brought about a mutiny and the death of some of his closest friends.
ROMAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE:
How Roman Emperors used art and architecture ( eg the Colosseum) to promote themselves and why these buildings continue to inspire and influence modern practices in design and engineering.
This is about the amazing world of Emperor Augustus and his Rome AND about love and war, devotion and duty, destiny and personal development.
"Classics is about building knowledge and developing critical thinking, not passing on information" Associate Professor of Classics, Canterbury University
2018 Classical Studies Educational tour to Greece and Italy - Rome - Colosseum
Costs: Possibly $20-40 for field trip.
Stationery: Ring-binder, refill and clear copysafe pockets.