3CLA

Level 3 Classical Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Marshall

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 

We have much to learn from the Greeks and Romans! As a multi-disciplinary subject, students study the Philosophy, Art and History of ancient Greece and Rome to gain insight into the social, cultural, religious and political worlds and their lasting influence on other cultures. The civilisations of Byzantium, Renaissance Europe and Western Democratic societies were all based on Greek and Roman ideals. At Lv 3 students study:

Alexander the Great: A controversial figure in his own lifetime, and still today, Alexander is one of the most fascinating individuals to students of history. In the space of 12 short years, aged only 32, he conquered the mighty Persian empire. He had no shortage of writers to commemorate his achievements and few question his military genius. However, historians differ widely on his character and intentions. In this course students develop critical analysis skills in examining a wide range of sources on the life and legacy of Alexander. The topic covers both an internal and external standard.

Classical Art: The Art of the Storyteller. Students examine Greek Mythology through the art of Vase Painting. While mythological stories are exciting and entertaining, there is always a meaningful content – an intellectually stimulating element about human character and the complexities of life. Additionally, Greek art had a great appreciation of aesthetic beauty, including the ideal representation of the human form.

Myth Perennial, Herakles through the Ages: The relationship between Greek culture, Renaissance and today. This internal standard analyses the influences of Greek culture on two other cultures through the depiction of Herakles in art. Students examine art from the Renaissance Period and that produced by Marian Maguire – a NZ artist who uses Herakles to symbolise her interpretation of the European colonisation of New Zealand. 

OR What have the Romans ever done for us? The Political power of architecture. 

Alternately, students could choose to look at the lasting influences of Roman architecture on two other cultures, such as the federal architecture of USA and the architecture of Fascist Italy. 

Underpinning the whole course is the understanding of Greek and Roman ideas and values and the philosophical reasons for their lasting impact.

Classics is useful for a wide range of careers from law or psychology to careers in the creative industries, such as media, film and architecture. Employers value highly the transferable skills that Classical Studies teaches, such as the skills of critical analysis, shaping a logical argument, resolving problems creatively, and writing, thinking and communicating clearly.



Recommended Prior Learning

Lv 1 Literacy. No prior study in Classical Studies is required.

Pathway

As an ‘English-rich’ subject, Classics is one of the subjects that is required or recommended for degrees in medical and health sciences, law, commerce, engineering.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91395 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.2 - Analyse the significance of a work(s) of art in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91396 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.3 - Analyse the impact of a significant historical figure on the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91397 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of significant ideology(ies) in the classical world
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91398 v2
NZQA Info
Classical Studies 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the lasting influences of the classical world on other cultures across time
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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