Ancient & Medieval Civilisations: An Introduction provides an overview of world history to 1400CE. It examines the first civilisations and rise of empires to 500CE and new patterns of civilisation between 500 and 1400CE. Areas of study include the Ancient Middle East, Egypt, India, China, Greece, Rome, the Islamic world, Byzantium, Africa, Japan, Korea, Meso-America and Europe to the Late Middle Ages. Students will be introduced to the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of each civilisation and the historical interactions between them. As an introductory level offering, the unit also introduces students to a preliminary understanding of the problems of historical evidence and emphasises both discipline-specific and generic skills. Students will require computer and internet access to complete some assessment for this unit. Together with the optional sequel, The Modern World Emerges: An Historical Overview, Ancient and Medieval Civilisations provides a firm foundation for more specialised history studies offered at CQU.
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|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified
as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa,
must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study
period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining
at least an 80% attendance record).
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