Ancient History Honours - Study I

Course code AHIS4140Units 20Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

AHIS4140 is a semester-length course, usually studied in the first semester of an Honours programme.
AHIS4140 focuses on the examination in class of either a period of ancient history or an ancient author or a series of authors or treatment of a thematic topic or it may be a combination of any of these.
Students will be exposed to a range of ancient evidence and will address the modern scholarly literature and related material for the study.
Students will gain insights into the methodologies used in the study of the ancient world, and will be guided in the accepted methods for expressing their ideas and interpretations of the evidence.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1, Semester 2
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Objectives1. In-depth understanding of contemporary issues in understanding the Classical world, and of the methods of enhancing our knowledge of them.
2. Ability to understand, interpret and criticise complex ideas and texts, both from the ancient and the modern world.
3. Ability to research and interpret relevant issues and to present the results of an in-depth study with clarity and effectiveness, primarily in written form.
4. Preparation for work-place situations that require an exceptional level of literacy, research skills, an analytical ability, and the capacity to present and argue a case.
5. Preparation for high-level research, or for other research employing similar skills.
6. Qualification for postgraduate research degrees in Ancient History and related areas.
ContentThere will be weekly topics directly related to the particular field of study, which will be found in the course material handed out at the beginning of the semester.
NB: Students are also expected to attend the Discipline's staff/student research seminars, where the methodologies underlining modern research techniques research are explored.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionThe Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Science Honours programs underwent an external program review in 2008. As part of this review some changes were implemented for all Honours courses. If you enrolled prior to 2009, you will be able to complete your Honours program as it stood at your time of enrollment, this being:

- Your thesis will be 8,000 words.
- You do not need to adhere to the requirement of 50% thesis and 50% coursework. Your assessment will consist of the thesis (25%) and 3 case studies of 7,000 to 8,000 words each (75% total).
- You will be given opportunity to give an oral presentation of your work, but this is not mandatory.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAn undergraduate major sequence in Ancient History or the equivalent, with a minimum credit grade average.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents are required to complete a variety of written tasks (e.g. essays, commentaries, etc.), which in total will comprise approximately 7,500 words.
Students are to submit all assessable work within four weeks of the end of the semester.
The marks for this course constitute 25% of the grade for Honours.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for AHIS4140