Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Humanities
Function : General
Trainer name : Ms Sera Baker
Starts on : 26th Jan 2015
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Its fame and uniqueness are,of course, due to the remarkable way in which it was preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. Using evidence from Pompeii, you can study public buildings, monuments, inscriptions and painted posters that reflect public life, houses and gardens that reveal how the people lived, shops, markets and streets where they earned their living, and tombs where they buried their dead. This is why Pompeii has contributed so much to our understanding urban Roman life.
This course examines all these features, along with other issues such as the urban development of the city, its destruction in AD 79, and its long history of excavation. It is designed for those wishing to investigate the wide range of evidence from Pompeii, how it has been interpreted and how, in turn, this has influenced our understanding of urban development in the Roman world.
By the end of this course students should understand:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students should have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following textbooks:
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